Sunday, August 21, 2022 – Fire Update


The ongoing incident is located about 23 miles northwest of Leavenworth and about 14 miles northwest of Plain, Washington State,

The fire has been pinpointed to be specifically being held to the Sears Creek area of the White River drainage, where its wildfire incident name is derived from.

Fire behavior continues to show it as low to moderate today.

There have been 900 acres of timber consumed. It remains at a 1% containment status.

About 564 total personnel are assigned along with 16 crews, three helicopters, 21 engines, one dozer and a single water tender.

CTD: $3.6 Million

Credit: Lilly Mayea / Courtesy: NWCC


The IRVING PEAK FIRE is located about 26 miles northwest of Leavenworth and about 16 miles from Plain, Washington State.

With warm and dry conditions at high elevations, the Irving Peak Fire has spread into the Panther Creek watershed along the saddles of Wenatchee Ridge, says Federal Fire Officials.

Together, they are both being managed by the NW Team 7, a Type 2 IMT.

Both are located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, which was sparked by lightning.

The IRVING PEAK FIRE has destroyed 650 acres.

There are a total of 38 fire personnel along with two crews and a single dozer.

Evacuations are still in order per the Chelan County Sheriff’s office which issued a Level 3 evacuation (Go Now) for Sears Creek Road, White River Road is at a Level 2 (Be Prepared), and Little Wenatchee Road is at a Level 1 (Stay Alert).  Residents of five homes were evacuated from the Sears Creek Area.

The USFS is also offering this information in a Spanish translation here –>

CTD: $724,000.

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