Published Thursday, August 18, 2022, 1815 hours PT
Both wildfires are burning in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and are being managed by the same Type 2 IMT, the NW Team 7 unit. They assumed command on August 16, 2022, at 0600 hours.
The cause of each wildfire is lightning, which was ignited on August 11, 2022.
Fire weather to remain deep-rooted in the northwest say, Fire Officials, “A heat wave will continue over the entire northwest geographic area on Thursday and then shift mainly east of the Cascades on Friday.
Thunderstorms are likely over the Cascades on Thursday and Friday with the potential for lightning also moving into western Washington and northeastern Oregon. General winds will remain fairly light on Thursday but increase on Friday as the heat wave shifts east.
WHITE RIVER FIRE
The WHITE RIVER FIRE is located 15 miles northwest of Plain, Washington State.
Fire behavior is active with short-range spotting and single tree torching.
There have been 943 acres of timber burned and still a 1% containment status.
There is a total number of 408 fire personnel with nine crews, 24 engines, and three helicopters.
CTD: $2.3 Million
IRVING PEAK FIRE
This wildfire incident is located 36 miles northwest of Leavenworth, Washington State.
Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, group, and single tree torching has been observed.
There have been 222 total acres scorched, also with a 1% containment status.
About 47 total personnel are still assigned to this incident, with two crews and three helicopters.
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