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Fire resources  included AA, 1010F, FB202 and H344 were dispatched @ 1019 hours on Saturday, July 15, 2017 to a wildfire burning on Whitestone Ridge on the Colville Indian Reservation located West of Fort Spokane, Washington.

DNR aircraft is currently assisting the Colville Indian Reservation fire assets.

The wildfire is around 40 acres and if there is any line around it.

There is no word on cause or if any structures are currently being threatened by fire.

Photo Credit: WA DNR


The Colville Indian Reservation is located in the North Central part of Washington State, SE area of Okanogan County, has half of its land in Ferry County and has some land in parts of Chelan County.

There is 2,825,000 acres of land that is managed by the Confederated Tribe of the Colville Reservation.  Its interest is held in federal status.

There is currently a population of Native American reservation and non-Native American residents that live within its borders.

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WA Wildfire: Kewa Fire | August 11 2016

Updated @ 2030 PDT

Incident Summary

Colville Indian Reservation | The KEWA Wildfire started on 8/2/2016 @ 1200 noon from an unknown cause about 15 miles South of Inchellium .   The fire is currently has a min fire behavior and smoldering.


The fire has scorched a total of 1,889 acres of Timber (grass/understory) and brush.  Fire crews have reached a 90% containment status.

Kewa fire from the air, August 9, 2016

(Photo Courtesy: Inciweb)


This fire is being managed by the NW Incident Management Team #9.


There are still 291 personnel assigned to this wildfire incident.

The following are Agencies/Organizations that work together as Incident Cooperators:  WA DNR, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Colville Tribe.

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WA Wildfire: KEWA Fire | August 9 2016

Updated 8/9/2016 @ 2113 Hours PDT

Colville Indian Reservation | The KEWA Wildfire started on 8/2/2016 @ 1200 noon from an unknown cause.  Fire has consumed 1,912 acres of timber and is at a 65% containment status due to hard work by fire crews and a change in weather.  Fire behavior is minimal.

KEWA Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

KEWA Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

There are still 581 personnel assigned to this incident.

Hashtags for this fire is #KEWAFire #WaWILDFIRE #NWFireBlogWA

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WA Wildfire: Devil’s Elbow – Colville Indian Reservation 8/7/14

8/7/14 UPDATE as of 1900 Hours

Start:  Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Cause:  Lightning.

Location:  15 miles E of Nespelem, Washington.

Personnel:  313.

Acreage:  8296.

Fire Incident Summary:  4 fires in this complex.

  • Cub Creek Fire [located on Colville Indian Reservation]*
  • Central Peak Fire [*]
  • The Deadhorse Fire [*]
  • Timm Brothers Ranch Fire [near Columbia River]


  • Level 3:  Hwy 21 fromcapoose Creek to South Nanmkin Rd.
  • Level 2 & 1: N and S of this area.


  • Hwy 21: From Bridge Creek Rd to gravel pit. [N of Nanamkin Rd.]
  • San Poli River Rd [N of Bridge Creek Rd].
  • Central Peak area and all access roads.
Central Peak burning on 8/5 [Photo Credit: WA IMT4]

Central Peak burning on 8/5 [Photo Credit: WA IMT4]

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Photography Courtesy of: WA IMT #4 via inciweb.gov.