Published September 3, 2022, Saturday

The USFS states: “Fire managers are refining a long-term strategy including the use of primary and contingency perimeter lines for containment. Tactics include completion and reinforcement of fire lines (roads and hand line).

The cause of both wildfire incidents was due to lightning.

They are both being managed by IC Kevin Stock, with the NW Team 8.


The White River Fire is located about 14 miles northwest of Plain, Washington State in the Sears Creek area of the White River drainage in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

White River Fire Helicopter | Credit: USFS

Yesterday, the White River Fire remained active along the southwest edge and the fire burned over the top of Wenatchee Ridge. Roll-out of burning material is anticipated resulting in uphill runs.  

Fire behavior is active with flanking, backing and torching.

Helicopter water drops were utilized to cool some hotter fire areas. Temperatures did not reach predicted highs due to a slight smoke layer.

Today, firefighters will continue monitoring the southern portion of the fire for increased fire activity and fire movement due to the predicted winds. Firefighting resources remain ready for initial attack on any new fire starts and back haul unused equipment.” – USFS

About 1,249 acres have been burned and there is a 1% containment status reached.

There are a total of 331 total personnel along with five crews, 18 engines, and four copters.

CTD: $11.9 Million


The fire is located about 16 miles northwest of Plain, Washington State in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

The Irving Peak Fire moved southeast into a rock band. The concern is winds could increase the spotting distance and blow embers across the band. The completed burnout operations on a portion of the southeast perimeter along Forest Service Road (FSR) 6504 to FSR 200 held, increasing the total containment of Irving Peak to seven percent. Masticating and chipping along spur road 200 to the 311 continues. Today, firefighters will continue to improve control lines, clear debris, and keep a watchful eye on any developing smoke from fire activity. ” – USFS

The fire has burned 2,829 acres and is 7% contained. Fire behavior is active with flanking, backing and group torching.

CTD: $2.8 Million

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