Published August 24, 2022, Wednesday

OKANOGAN-WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST — Two wildfires are burning in the National Forest, the WHITE RIVER, and the IRVING PEAK FIRES, which were both ignited by lightning and are located relatively near Leavenworth, Washington State.

White River Fire. Credit: USFS

Both fires are still showing a containment status of 1% and have for the last several days.

They are both under the same fire command as the NW Team 7, a Type 2 IMT. The Incident Commander is Nate LeFevre.

Fire Fact | As of Tuesday, there were 41 large fires and complexes burning in 10 states.

The currently planned actions for both wildfires, according to Fire Officials, “Continue chipping along 6400 Road system and structure prep along White River. Begin using equipment on 6504 Road to increase the chance of an anchor point on the south edge of the fire.

Continue long-duration prep of 65 Road system along Little Wenatchee River Road, including snagging and brushing. Continue long-term planning, LTAN assessment, and Strategic Operation Plan for both the White River and Irving Peak incidents, including the wilderness.”


The White River Fire is located about 32 miles northwest. Fire behavior is still displaying active fire behavior with flanking, backing, and isolated torching.

About 2,230 acres of timber have been destroyed.

A total number of 449 fire personnel are attached to this incident, along with eight crews, 19 engines, and three copters.

CTD: $5.8 Million Dollars.

Fire Fact | There are three wildfires burning in Washington State and 11 in Oregon. – NWICC


The Irving Peak Fire is about 26 miles northwest of Leavenworth and 15 miles Northwest of Plain, Washington State. Its fire behavior, too, is active with flanking, backing isolated torching.

There have been 1,269 acres of timber destroyed.

The number of personnel has dropped down to 35 firefighters and two crews.

CTD: $2.1 Million Dollars.

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