Published Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1640 hours PT

There are currently five wildfires burning on the Wenatchee River Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, which were all sparked by lightning on August 11, 2022.

Credit: Lk WA F&R


The WHITE RIVER FIRE is located in the Sears Creek area of the White River drainage and 14 miles northwest of Plain, Washington State.

Currently, there are evacuations in effect for this incident: White River Road – Level 2 (GET READY) and Sears Creek Road – Level 3 (GO NOW).

The fire has now burned 25 acres and has a 0% containment status.

It is staffed by three hotshot crews, two fire engines, and a bulldozer, with more resources on order.


This wildfire is located in the Wenatchee River Ranger District. As of Friday, August 12, 2022, the fire was on observed as less than one acre (0.25).

It is staffed by three rappelers and expects to wrap up operations by the end of the day on Saturday, however, winds would pick up and push out the fire perimeter.

Evacuations for this incident are in effect for those on Wenatchee Road – Level 1 (BE ALERT).


The PHELPS RIDGE FIRE was listed as a one-to-two acre wildfire in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. It is currently unstaffed but being monitored by Fire Officials.

Credit: USFS -Oka-Wen NF


The Buck Creek Fire is located in the Glacier Peak Wilderness and is listed as less than one acre. It too is unstaffed but being monitored by the Fire Service.


Located about 16 air miles northwest of Plain, Washington, and is currently 40-50 acres with a 0% containment status.

It is located in very steep and inaccessible terrain.

There are currently no resources assigned to this wildfire but Fire Officials are closely monitoring it.

Fire behavior has been observed as low in the mornings with backing and creeping.

A Type 3 IMT is assuming command of this fire and the White River Fire today.

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