Chickadee Creek Fire | WA

Monday Update — September 6, 2021


Date, Time, Location | The Chickadee Creek Fire is located 16 miles northwest of Tonasket, which was sparked by an undetermined cause on August 4, 2021.

Cause | Some unconfirmed speculation reports that the start of this fire is due to lightning as numerous other nearby starts have been determined to be of the same nature as lightning-caused.

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Credit — USFS/Colville NF

Size Up | At the time of this post, the fire has destroyed 5,847 acres, but fire resources have successfully reached a 65% containment status.

Fire Operations | Firefighters continue to patrol the fire perimeter and with mop-up operations of any heat near the containment lines.


Evacuations | See info here —

Colville NF | Fire Restrictions —

Okanogan County | Fire Restrictions —

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) | Fire Restrictions —

Colville National Forest | Fire Restrictions —

Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) | Fire Restrictions —


Resources | Fire | 415 personnel, eight hand crews, 32 engines, 30 pieces of heavy equipment, 14 water tenders, two copters and one fixed wing. Resources are being shared between this wildfire incident and the WALKER CREEK FIRE.

Command | NWIMT 12, with Jeff Dimke and Bobby Shindelar as Incident Commanders (ICs).

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

WA’s Chickadee Creek Fire

Friday Update – August 27, 2021

The Chickadee Creek Fire is located 16 miles northwest of Tonasket, which has burned about 5,199 acres of timber and light slash is now 15% contained.

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Credit | Colville National Forest

It was sparked by an unknown cause on August 4, 2021.

Fire behavior is moderate with flanking, backing and single tree torching.

This fire incident along with the Walker Creek Fire are being managed by the WA DNR’s northwest Region NW Team 12, an Type 2 IMT.

There are about 222 total personnel with six crews and eight engines.

Total Cost-to-date has reached $4 Million Dollars.

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