Monday Update — September 6, 2021


Date, Time, Location | The Chickadee Creek Fire is located 16 miles northwest of Tonasket, which was sparked by an undetermined cause on August 4, 2021.

Cause | Some unconfirmed speculation reports that the start of this fire is due to lightning as numerous other nearby starts have been determined to be of the same nature as lightning-caused.

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Credit — USFS/Colville NF

Size Up | At the time of this post, the fire has destroyed 5,847 acres, but fire resources have successfully reached a 65% containment status.

Fire Operations | Firefighters continue to patrol the fire perimeter and with mop-up operations of any heat near the containment lines.


Evacuations | See info here —

Colville NF | Fire Restrictions —

Okanogan County | Fire Restrictions —

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) | Fire Restrictions —

Colville National Forest | Fire Restrictions —

Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) | Fire Restrictions —


Resources | Fire | 415 personnel, eight hand crews, 32 engines, 30 pieces of heavy equipment, 14 water tenders, two copters and one fixed wing. Resources are being shared between this wildfire incident and the WALKER CREEK FIRE.

Command | NWIMT 12, with Jeff Dimke and Bobby Shindelar as Incident Commanders (ICs).

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