WA | Chuweah Fire | Grand Coulee

UPDATE 2 | AUGUST 6

Updated info @ 2155 PT

Containment has reached up to 95%.

Chuweah Creek Fire view from north of Keller Butte
Credit | USFS

The Chuweah Creek Fire is burning about 15 miles north of Grand Coulee, Washington. It started on July 12, 2021 from lightning. The fire’s origin was deemed to have started right outside the town of Nespelem. (east of)

The fire has now been held at 36,752 acres and has reached a ninety-three percent containment status. Fire fuels include: brush, timber and short grass.

About 99 fire personnel are still attached to this incident.

Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering. Rain fell over the area yesterday, which allowed firefighters to work on the fire and reach a higher containment status.

Incident management is being handled by the NW Team 7 with IC Loomis at the helm. This is a Type 2 IMT.

Approximately 14 structures were destroyed and expenses have reached a whopping $8.8 Million Dollars as a CTD.

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Chuweah Creek Fire | Grand Coulee WA

UPDATE 1 | JULY 31, 2021

The Chuweah Creek Fire is burning about 15 miles north of Grand Coulee, Washington. It started on July 12, 2021 from lightning. The fire’s origin was deemed to have started right outside of Nespelem.

Night Shift Chuweah Creek Fire 07.17.21
Credit | Colville Agency

There has been 36,752 acres of brush timber destroyed. Fire has not increased in the last 24 hours as reported by local Fire Officials. Crews however, have gained an 85% containment status.

There are 69 total personnel assigned along with one crew, five engines and one copter.

Fire behavior is minimal.

Road and area closures are still in effect.

14 structures were reportedly lost due to the incident.

There has been about $8.3 Million dollars in fire suppression and containment costs-to-date.

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