Published Wednesday, August 17, 2022


The WHITE RIVER FIRE ignited by lightning is burning in the Sears Creek area of the White River drainage, about 14 miles northwest of Plain and 33 miles northwest of Leavenworth, Washington State, which started on August 12, 2022.

There is about 154 total personnel assigned to this wildfire incident, along with four crews, three helicopters, 11 engines, one dozer, and two water tenders.

The fire has burned through 721 acres of timber on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It has a current 1% containment status.

Fire behavior has been observed as active with short-range-spotting, group, and single tree torching.

CTD: $1.5 Million.


The IRVING PEAK FIRE is under the same IMT as the WHITE RIVER FIRE incident and is located about 36 miles northwest of Leavenworth, Washington State.

This fire also was sparked by lightning on August 12, 2022.

The fire has consumed 222 acres of timber and is also at a 1% containment status.

There are 47 total personnel staffing this incident along with two crews and three helicopters.

Fire behavior has been reported as active with short-range spotting, group, and single tree torching.

CTD: $300,000

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 1900 hours (7pm) at the Plain Community Church, 12565 Chapel Drive, Leavenworth, WA. The meeting will also be streamed live at

Credit: USDA

EVACUATION ORDERS are in effect:

  • LEVEL 3 – Sears Creek Road
  • LEVEL 2 – White River Road
  • LEVEL 1 – Little Wenatchee Road

Fire behavior has been observed as burning on ridgetops and spreading downhill to the south.