Cedar Creek Fire | Winthrop WA | 5

UPDATE 5 | JULY 30, 2021

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on July 8, 2021 that was sparked from lightning in the early hours.

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

Credit | USFS

The VARDEN FIRE merged into the Cedar Creek Fire, while the DELANCY FIRE has burned separately in this incident. This is not a Complex.

Both the Cedar Creek and Delancy Fires are burning on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands in steep and rocky terrain with heavy dead and down heavy fire fuels.

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE is 41,142 acres with a 11% containment.

Hwy 20 Operations: Crews working along the highway in the Early Winter Creek area are making great progress today and yesterday. Fire Managers expected to divert resources to other areas of the incident.

Free Stone area — Fire crews continued to work in the in the area where active fire was observed. Fire has been reported as backing down towards the road and to use it as a fire break.

Little Wolf creek, Little Bridge Creek and Thompson Ridge areas — Crews worked to strengthen control features in hope of a burn out, which will stop the forward progression of the fire. Projected fire lines are due to tie in with the old Little Bridge Fire burn scar. This will create a barrier between active fire and the Twisp River.

Structure protection — is one of the Fire Managers key focus. On the way to a successful suppression and containment path, Managers are using assets, such as strike teams (State and Local) of engines by patrolling residences along the fire perimeter.

Damage Assessment — 533 homes are under threat, while two other structures were destroyed. CTD has reached $12.4 Million. Estimated containment is October 31, 2021.

The DELANCY FIRE is 223 acres. No increased fire behavior has been observed.

It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW of Mazama, Washington.

Resources — The are 689 total personnel along with 14 crews, 11 copters and 53 engines. Lead Agency is the USDA Forest Service.

Hashtags — #MazamaFires2021 #cedarcreekfire #delancyfire #WAwildfires #FireSeason2021

Smoke Forecast — via Inciweb —  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Smoke Blog — https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/

Highway Information — https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx

Evacuations — Okanogan County, Washington — For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergeny_management/index.php

Wildfire Preparedness — Methow Conservancy– https://methowconservancy.org/discover/fire-prep-recovery%20

House Assessment –Wildfire ready Neighbors — https://wildfireready.dnr.wa.gov/

Emergency Alert Sign-ups — Okanogan County government —  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures — Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – –inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek, Delancy Fires | 4

UPDATE 4 — JULY 26, 2021 — 2000 HOURS PT — MONDAY

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

July 27, 2021 — 1800 hours PT — Mack Lloyd Park, Winthrop, Washington

July 28, 2021 — 1800 hours PT — Twisp River Park, 325 N. Lincoln St., Twisp, Washington

Cedar Creek Fire. Credit: USFS

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on Sunday, July 11, 2021 around 0545 hours in the early morning, when multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning in the Methow Alley (Okanogan County) on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Fires.

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

It is now the Cedar Creek Fire only with command also reporting/fighting the Delancy Fire. The IMT is also managing the Cub Creek 2 Fire.

Cause was determined to be lightning.

LOCATION

It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW of Mazama, Washington.

CURRENT STATUS

Cedar Creek Fire — 24,647 acres. 11% contained. The amount of acreage burned increased by 2,000 more of timber burned inside the fire perimeter. Total CTD for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $8.4 Million with no structures lost.

Fire behavior is still active with short crown runs, flanking and with short-range spotting.

Delancy Fire — 223 acres. This fire is also in the same location as the Cedar Creek Fire. Fire fuels are timber, medium slash and short grass. Fire behavior has been observed as moderate with flanking, backing and single tree torching. Damage assessment for this incident have topped out at $300,000 to-date.

RESOURCES

There are a total of fire personnel – 535: 3 – type 1 hotshot crews, 5 – type 2 hand crews, 2 – camp crews, 4 – type 1 (heavy) helicopters, 1 – type 2 helicopter, 2 – type 3 helicopter, 55 – engines, 5 – dozers, 16 – water tenders,1 – masticator, 1 – skidgen, 3 – skidders, 1 – excavator, 4 – feller bunchers, 1 – Aerial Supervision Module, and 151 overhead.

COMMAND

Command is under the direction of IC Stock with the NW Team 8, a Type 2 IMT of both wildfires Cedar Creek and Delancy Fires.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags — #MazamaFires2021 #cedarcreekfire #delancyfire #WAwildfires #FireSeason2021

PUBLIC INFORMATION – RESOURCES

Smoke Forecast — via Inciweb —  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Smoke Blog — https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/

Highway Information — https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx

Evacuations — Okanogan County, Washington — For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergeny_management/index.php

Wildfire Preparedness — Methow Conservancy– https://methowconservancy.org/discover/fire-prep-recovery%20

House Assessment –Wildfire ready Neighbors — https://wildfireready.dnr.wa.gov/

Emergency Alert Sign-ups — Okanogan County government —  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures — Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – –inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Northrup Fire | Grand Coulee, WA | 2

UPDATE 2 — JULY 24, 2021 — 2100 PT — SATURDAY

Incident Summary

A brush fire broke out on Friday, July 22, 2021, at 1752 hours PT, along Hwy 155, near milepost 18 and Northrup Canyon Road; 5 miles SSE of Electric City and southwest of Grand Coulee near SR-155 in Grant County, Washington.

The fire is named the NORTHRUP FIRE.

Credit — Grant County SO

Resources

112 total personnel are assigned to this incident along with two hand crews, 16 engines, two tenders and one copter.

Incident Cooperators: Grand Coulee FD, Electric City FD, Coulee Dam Fire, Grant County FD, Lincoln County, BLM, WA DNR, NIFC, Inciweb, Park Rangers, WSP Troopers.

Command is under IC Leonard Johnson representing the SEWA IMT 3 Team 2, which assumed Command on July 23, 2021, at 2000 hours.

WA State Mobe approved by the WSP Fire Marshal Office.

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Courtesy — SE WA IMT

Cause

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Current Status

This is still an active, on-going incident.

About 250-450 acres of timber, tall grass and hardwood litter have been destroyed (various sources reporting vastly different numbers). A 65% containment status has been reached since early this morning.

Fire behavior is moderate, smoldering, backing, and isolated torching.

ClosuresParks

  • SR 155 and Steamboat Rock Park reopened.

Evacuation Notices

All evacuation orders have been reduced down to Level 1.

Hashtags

#WAwildfires #GrandCouleeDam #NorthrupFire #WAFireSeason2021

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek Fire | Mazama, WA | 3

UPDATE 3 — JULY 24, 2021 — SATURDAY — 2040 PT

Incident Summary

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on Sunday, July 11, 2021 around 0545 hours in the early morning, when multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning in the Methow Alley (Okanogan County) on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Fires.

Credit: OK-WEN NF

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

It is now the Cedar Creek Fire only with command also reporting/fighting the Delancy Fire. The IMT is also managing the Cub Creek 2 Fire.

Location

It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW of Mazama, Washington

Current Status

Cedar Creek Fire — 22,415 acres. 11% contained. Fire was projected to move down into Virginian Ridge into the Wolf Creek drainage. Mop-up operations are in progress along portions west of SR20 from Early Winters area south towards Gobblers Knob.

Fire behavior has been reported as active with short crown runs, flanking and short-range spotting.

Delancy Fire — Fire has moved over Delancy Ridge and is being forecasted to creep and smolder in steep, rocky, sparsely brushy terrain. This fire is being monitored by aircraft. It is estimated at 223 acres with an unknown containment status.

Resources

Between the two wildfires, there are 459 total personnel alongside three Type 1 hotshot crews, four Type 2 hand crews, two camp crews, four Type 1 Heavy copters, two Type 3 copters, 34 engines, two dozers, 10 water tenders, one masticator, two skidgens, thee excavators, two fell/bunchers and 147 overhead personnel.

Command

Fire is under the command of NW Team 8, an Type 2 IMT. They are also managing the Delancy Fire incident and reporting just under the Cedar Creek name.

Public Information Resources

Smoke Forecast (Inciweb) |  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Evacuations — For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergeny_management/index.php

Methow Conservancy (Wildfire Preparedness) — https://methowconservancy.org/discover/fire-prep-recovery%20

Wildfire ready Neighbors (House Assessments) — https://wildfireready.dnr.wa.gov/

Emergency Alert Signups —  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures — /inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

Damage Assessment

There have been NO structures reported as destroyed but cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached a whopping $7.3 Million for both incidents with Cedar Creek at $7 Million and Delancy Fire at $300,000.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek Fire | Mazama, WA | 2

UPDATE 2 — 7/23/2021 — FRIDAY — 2320 PT

Incident Summary

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on Sunday, July 11, 2021 around 0545 hours in the early morning, when multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning in the Methow Alley (Okanogan County) on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Fires.

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident early stages of the fire.

It is now the Cedar Creek Fire only with command also reporting/fighting the Delancy Fire. The IMT is also managing the Cub Creek 2 Fire.

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Credit | Cedar Creek Fire Facebook Page

Current Status

FEMA Region 10 | has approved the 4th request for the Management Assistance Grant. This helps receive federal funds to fight this wildfire.

Fire behavior continues to be active with short crown runs, flanking and short-range spotting. It has extended east of Lucky Jim Bluff and is continually moving to the southeast along Virginia Ridge, as well as active along SR 20.

Fire has burned 20,806 acres and is now 11% contained. Expected containment by Fire Managers is scheduled for October 31, 2021.

438 residences are under a current threat.

Resources

Lead Agency: USDA Forest Service

There are a total of 501 personnel along with three Type 1 hotshot crews, two type 2 IA hand crews, four Type 2 hand crews, two camp crews, four Type 1 Heavy copters, one Type 2 copter and two Type 3 copters, 35 engines, two dozers, 10 water tenders, one masticator, one skidgens, three excavators, four skidders, one feller buncher and 147 overhead.

Incident Cooperators

  • USFS
  • OK-WEN NF
  • FEMA
  • WA FMO

Location

It is located about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW of Mazama, Washington.

Public Information Resources

Smoke Forecast (Inciweb) |  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Evacuations | For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires.

https://demokanogan.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=d0932c342e6448bcbcf99f3cb4344636

Hwy Info |  https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx  

Emergency Alert Signups |  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures | https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators | USFS, DNR, FEMA, North Pacific hand crew, Okanogan County EMA, North Pacific Crew #2, Mazama Store, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Northrup Fire | Grand Coulee, WA | 1

UPDATE 1 – JULY 23, 2021 2235 PT – FRIDAY

Incident Summary

A brush fire broke out along Hwy 155, near milepost 18 and Northrup Canyon Road, from an unknown cause southwest of Grand Coulee near SR-155 in Grant County, Washington. The fire is named the NORTHRUP FIRE.

Initial Response

Prior to a call out for additional resources, initial attack was conducted by Grand Coulee FD, Electric City FD, Coulee Dam Fire, Grant County FD, Lincoln County and BLM. Initial fire response included five copters, four fire bosses, two air tankers and an air attack.

Resources

The Wildcad.net showed resources on Thursday, July 22, 2021, more personnel and assets being deployed that included the following: AA 4WA CH 6101 DIV 6101 E 6695 E 6696 FB 201 FB 202 FB 243 H 339 H 343 dispatched 7/22/2021 @ 1742 PT with the acreage around 150 acres. Friday’s resources indicated there are two hand crews, three strike teams (engines), two copters and one available dozer.

Incident Cooperators: Grand Coulee FD, Electric City FD, Coulee Dam Fire, Grant County FD, Lincoln County, BLM, WA DNR, NIFC, Inciweb, Park Rangers, WSP Troopers.

Command is under the SE WA Type 3 IMT.

Cause

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Current Status

The fire continued to spread overnight on Thursday into Friday morning. Currently, it is listed 442 acres with a zero-percent containment status.

ClosuresRoads

  • Hwy 155 to all non-fire traffic between Steamboat Rock and Electric City

Evacuation Orders in Effect

Level 3 evacuation orders

  • One residence in the north portion of the fire
  • Steamboat Rock State Park

Level 2 evacuation orders

  • 40 homes
  • Areas east of Hwy 155 between MP 18 and Osborn Bay Campground Road

Through the Eyes of Social Media

7/13/2021: (Twitter user) “way more hazy today, lots of ash in cars.” – Twitter user.

8/4/2019: Smoke from the Williams Fire near Grand Coulee Dam impacts the Pendleton, Oregon areas. – NWS Pendleton

8/18/2018: Brett Read, Firefighter is severely burned during the Grass Valley Fire, near the (dam).

8/16/2018: Washington Flats Fire located seven miles north of the Grand Coulee Dam, was contained on July 13, 2018. Credit: Bureau of Reclamation. Works with partners to secure dams and facilities from wildfires. – Bureau of Reclamation.

9/12/2016: Fire crews stage at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School for an incident. – Media

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WA Flats Fire | Credit: USBR

7/4/2016: No fireworks or lightshow this year. – Twitter user.

7/10/2015: In the last 4 hours, there was lightning, a wildfire, flash flood and visited the Grand Coulee Dam.

8/31/2015: A human-caused wildfire was sparked near Grand Coulee Dam. On this day, it was 200,000 acres.

11/19/2013: Worker hurt after electrical fire at Grand Coulee Dam Pump Generator Plant. – Media

3/22/2013: Bureau to probe fire at Grand Coulee. – Water District Agency

8/23/2011: About 250 firefighters assigned to fire incident. – Media

8/16/2012: The Elder Fire burns into another day. Colville Tribe says brush fire burned 12-square miles. 7,800 acres and growing. – News media

8/15/2012: Wildfire burning near the (dam). 4,100 acres. – News media.

8/23/2011: Crews work to contain fire near Grand Coulee Dam. 200 firefighters assigned. – Media.

Hashtags for this Incident

#WAwildfires #GrandCouleeDam #NorthrupFire

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Cedar Creek Fire | Mazama, WA

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE started on Sunday, July 11, 2021 around 0545 hours in the early morning, when multiple wildfires were sparked by lightning in the Methow Alley (Okanogan County) on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Fires.

Image
Credit | Inciweb

Three wildfires escaped initial attack and causing the naming of three incidents: Cedar Creek, Varden Fires and the Delancy Fires. Varden Fire merged into the Cedar Creek incident.

It is now the Cedar Creek Fire only with command also reporting/fighting the Delancy Fire. The IMT is also managing the Cub Creek 2 Fire.

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Credit | Cedar Creek/Delancy Fire Facebook Page

Smoke Forecast (Inciweb) |  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210622-095718-0.pdf

Public Meeting (Recording) | July 21, 2021 via YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Q1x1pYbVJsqI_hH3lm_XQ 

Evacuations | For the Cedar Creek, Delancy and Cub Creek 2 Fires.

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Credit | USFS

https://demokanogan.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=d0932c342e6448bcbcf99f3cb4344636

Hwy Info |  https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx  

Emergency Alert Signups |  https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php  

National Forest Closures | https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WAOWF/2021-07-12-1429-Varden-Fire/related_files/pict20210618-090120-0.pdf 

FEMA Region 10 | has approved the 4th request for the Management Assistance Grant. This helps receive federal funds to fight this wildfire.

Fire photo below – This a picture of the fire activity that was viewed from the Okanogan County Fire District 6 Mazama Station. The fire backed down the hill and prompted a Level 3 evacuation. – Fire Facebook

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Credit | Fire Facebook

Incident Cooperators | USFS, DNR, FEMA, North Pacific hand crew, Okanogan County EMA, North Pacific Crew #2, Mazama Store, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

There has been 14,857 acres burned with a 11% containment status.

About 449 total personnel along with seven crews, 34 engines and six copters are assigned to this incident.

Total CTD for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached a whopping $5.6 Million Dollars.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

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1. Bootleg Fire (OR)

Bootleg Fire | Credit: Bootleg Fire Facebook

Summary

  • 23 miles east of Chiloquin, Oregon
  • 11 miles northeast of the Town of Sprague River, Oregon
  • 28 miles northeast of Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • 15 miles northwest of Beatty, Oregon
  • Fremont-Winema National Forest.
  • Started July 6, 2021
  • Unknown cause.

Current Status

  • Fire behavior: extreme with crowning, running and spotting.
  • Fire spreading due to very hot, dry and spotting conditions.
  • Low RH recovery during the night helping spread the fire.
  • 298,662 acres of timber and brush destroyed.
  • 22% containment status.
  • Stats also includes for the LOG FIRE
  • TFR over fire in effect; no Drones in Fire Zones

Resources

  • 2,053 total personnel with 43 crews, 192 engines and 14 copters.
  • Managed by IMT 1, PNW Team (Allen), ODF Team 1 (Hessel) and OSFM Green Team (Hallman); Unified Command.
  • Incident Cooperators: American Red Cross, BLM, S Central OR FMP, Fremont-Winema NF, Klamath County, Lake County, ODF, OR and WA National Guards.

Evacuations

  • Level 2 – Get Set – Be Set From the FS 29 Road and Highway 31 junction to the top of Government Harvey Pass, east to Slide Lake Trailhead, and back north to Highway 31. This includes the Monument Rock area.
  • Level 1 – Be Ready Including Picture Rock Pass, the Ana Subdivision, the communities of Summer Lake and Paisley, and south of Paisley along Clover Flat Road to Moss Pass. Fire officials consider the risk to Paisley to be low but want the community to be aware of increased fire hazards in the surrounding area.
  • Mapping:  https://kcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4bfb02b41eb7473ca95b04c3cbd1da21
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Bootleg Fire Progression Mapping | Credit: Bootleg Fire Facebook

Public Information

  • Community Public Information Meeting (Virtual) – July 20, 2021, 1830 hours (Tuesday).
  • Fire Information Public Phone – 541-482-1331

Damage Assessment

  • 184 structures destroyed.
  • $21.4 Million CTD

SIGNIFICANT EVENT | There was an increase of almost 17,000 (Yes, you are reading that correctly) acres overnight on this wildfire.

2. Bruler Fire (OR)

A photo of the Bruler Fire on July 12, 2021 in the evening
Bruler Fire | Credit: USFS

Summary

  • 9-10 miles south of Detroit Lake (Linn County), Oregon
  • Located between Detroit and Sweet Home Ranger Districts
  • Willamette National Forest
  • Burning near junction of FS Rd 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Road) and FS Rd 1133.
  • Started July 12, 2021 from an unknown cause.

Resources

  • Managed by a Type 2 NW IMT, Team 13 (Gales).
  • Incident Cooperators: USFDS,
  • 207 total personnel
  • 3 crews, 11 engines and one aircraft.

Current Status

  • 156 acres burned
  • 10% contained
  • Remains moderate fire behavior with creeping, flanking and short-range flanking.
  • Containment estimated to be by next Saturday, July 24, 2021.

SIGNIFICANT EVENT | Fire behavior is slowing due to cooler temps, light winds and higher RH which is enabling firefighters to bring a higher containment status on this incident.

3. Chuweah Creek Fire (WA)

Chuweah Creek Fire 07.12.21
Chuweah Fire | Credit: BIA

Summary

  • 4 miles north of Nespelem, Washington
  • Burning on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) lands
  • Lead Agency: Colville Agency
  • Started on July 12, 2021
  • Unknown cause, under investigation.

Current Status

  • 35,413 acres of tall grass, timber and understory.
  • 30% contained.
  • Active fire behavior with flanking, backing, torching.

Resources

  • 301 total personnel
  • 5 crews, 23 engines and 2 copters
  • Managed by NW Team 12, an Type 2 IMT w/IC Robert Shindelar.

Evacuations / Alerts

  • LEVEL 1 > Get Ready! > Town of Nespelem, Keller, buffalo Lake, McGinnis Lake communities; San Poil Valley/Hwy 21 corridor from South Nanamkin to the Keller Ferry.
  • LEVEL 2 > Get Set1 > Owhi Flats; east of Owhi Lake; residents along Cache Creek Road.

Closed

  • Roads > Cache Creek Rd; Buffalo Lake Rd between Manilla and Cache Creek Road; Cache Creek (Agency) Cut Off Road.

Damage Assessment

  • 11 structures lost.
  • $2.4 Million CTD.

SIGNIFICANT EVENT(S) | There are still structures threatened.

4. Red Apple Fire (WA)

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Red Apple Fire (July 14). | Credit: Yakima County FD5

Summary

  • Formerly the Irish Lane Fire
  • 2 miles southeast of Cashmere (Chelan County), Washington
  • Started on July 13, 2021, reported to RIVERCOM at 1855 hours PT
  • Unknown cause, under active investigation with Chelan Co SO
  • Lead Agency: WA DNR – SE Region

Resources

  • 353 fire personnel
  • 7 crews, 37 engines
  • Incident Cooperators: (Strike Team) YCFD5, West Valley Fire-Rescue, YCFD4, YCFD1, Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue, Chelan Co OEM, Chelan Co SO, WSDOT.

Current Status

  • 11,111 acres of tall grass and brush.
  • 78% contained
  • Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping
  • Warrant served to Chelan County home where Investigators believe the fire originated at.

SIGNIFICANT EVENT | The Chelan County commissioners declared a State of Emergency, as the fire has consumed most of Burch Mountain.

5. Darlene Fire (OR)

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Darlene Fire | Credit: DCSO

Summary

  • Started July 13, 2021
  • Unknown cause
  • Began on BLM lands in the Prineville District
  • 2 miles southeast of La Pine, Oregon

Current Status

  • Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.
  • 686 acres.
  • 61% contained.

Resources

  • Command under the NW Team #6, a Type 2 IMT w/IC Shawn Sheldon at the helm.
  • Incident Cooperators: Deschutes Co SO, Klamath Co SO.

SIGNIFICANT EVENT | Evacuation levels have been reduced on July 16, 2021. – Deschutes County Sheriff Office.

6. Jack Fire (OR)

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Jack Fire (Zulu Division) | Credit: Jack Fire Facebook

Summary

  • Started on July 5, 2021 around 1700 hours PT
  • Burning along Jack Creek on Hwy 138 E
  • 31 miles east of Roseburg, Oregon
  • In the Umpqua National Forest
  • Unknown cause; under investigation

Current status

  • 61% contained.

Resources

  • Incident Cooperators: Douglas Co SO, Douglas Forest Protective Association, MODIS, USFS, Willamette NF, NIFC

Threatened

  • Homes
  • Energy infrastructure

QUOTE OF THE DAY | “The Jack Fire is the only monster on the loose in the Oregon woods right now. Firefighters don’t need anymore human-caused wildfires.” – Media

7. Cedar Creek Fire (WA)

View of fires from Winthrop on 7/13
Varden Fire | Credit: USFS

Summary

  • 15 miles northwest of Winthrop, Washington
  • 6 miles west/southwest of Mazama, Washington
  • On the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
  • Methow Valley area
  • Varden Fire merged with this wildfire.
  • Started on July 11th, 2021
  • Lightning caused multiple fires with three escaping initial attack: Cedar Creek Fire, Varden Fire, Delancy Fire.

Resources

  • NW Team 8, an Type 2 IMT with IC Kevin Stock at the helm.
  • Also, managing the Delancy Fire.
  • 256 total personnel. with 4 crews, 13 engines and 1 copter.

Current Status

  • 4,080 acres of timber, medium logging, slash and short grass.
  • 0% contained.
  • Fire behavior is still active with short crown runs, flanking and short-range spotting.

Public Information – Resources

Damage Assessment

  • $3.3 Million CTD.

SIGNIFICANT EVENT | 2 fires merged into one, the Varden Fire and the Cedar Creek Fire becoming just the Cedar Creek Fire.

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1. Bootleg Fire

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Bootleg Fire | Credit: Klamath County

The BOOTLEG FIRE is located 23 miles east of Chiloquin, 11 miles northeast of the Town of Sprague and 28 miles northeast of Klamath Falls, Oregon in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

With dry and drought conditions, this fire was sparked by an unknown ignition on July 6th around 1342 hours in the afternoon, which is currently under investigation. Fire behavior continues to be extreme with crowning, running, spotting and more significant in other locations inside the fire perimeter. At night, poor RH recovery is causing the fire the spread even greater.

Fire management of this fire is under Joe Hessel, Lance Lightly and Rob Allen, that represent the following teams IMT 1 (NW Team 2), IMT 1 (ODF Team 1) and IMT 2 (NW Team 10). There are 2,106 personnel assigned to this incident along with resources, which include 44 crews, 195 engines,

There has been 281,208 acres of timber, brush and closed timber litter destroyed, along with 75 structures.

Evacuations > https://kcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4bfb02b41eb7473ca95b04c3cbd1da21

Lake County Emergency Alerts > https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736726383/#/signup

Klamath County Emergency Alerts >  http://alerts.klamathcounty.org.

Cost-to-date has reached a whopping $15.8 Million Dollars.

2. Bruler Fire

May be an image of tree and nature
Bruler Fire | Credit: USFS

The BRULER FIRE is located nine miles south of Detroit in between the Detroit and Sweet Home Ranger Districts in Oregon. Fire is burning near the junction of Forest Service Road 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Road) and Forest Service Road 1133, near Detroit Lake. This wildfire made it presence, when it ignited on July 12, 2021, from an unknown cause.

It is being managed by a Type 2 Northwest IMT, Team 13. More resources are on order and are expected to arrive in the next few days. There are currently 182 total personnel assigned along with three crews, 11 engines and one aircraft.

Today, it has burned 156 acres and has a zero-percent containment status. Fire behavior remains moderate with creeping, flanking and short-range spotting.

Fire officials have projected to have this incident contained by Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Cost-to-date: $910,000.

3. Log Fire

The LOG FIRE is located about 21 miles northwest of Paisley, Oregon, on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. This fire started on July 12, 2021, from an unknown cause.

There has been 7,626 acres of timber and brush burned. there is a zero-percent containment status. Fire behavior remains active with running, torching and spotting.

Fire suppression and containment efforts have reached a total to date of $600,000.

4. Chuweah Creek Fire

Chuweah Creek Fire view from north of Keller Butte
Chuweah Fire | Credit: Colville Agency

About four miles north of Nespelem, Washington, the CHUWEAH CREEK FIRE is burning on Bureau of Indian Affairs lands managed by the Colville Agency. This incident broke out on July 12, 2021 from an unknown cause.

There has been 34,694 acres of tall grass and timber consumed. Fire behavior is active with single-tree torching, flanking and backing. There is a 25% containment status reached.

There are 275 total personnel on the fire line along with six hand crews, 19 engines, five dozers, seven water tenders, two copters and one fixed wing aircraft.

Numerous structures are threatened.

Evacuations > Town of Nespelem, Keller, buffalo Lake, McGinnis Lake communities; San Poil Valley/Hwy 21 corridor from South Nanamkin to the Keller Ferry >> LEVEL 1

Evacuations > Owhi Flats; east of Owhi Lake; residents along Cache Creek Road > LEVEL 2.

Closed > Cache Creek Rd; Buffalo Lake Rd between Manilla and Cache Creek Road; Cache Creek (Agency) Cut Off Road.

11 structures have been destroyed.

Cost-to-date: $2 Million.

5. Red Apple Fire

The RED APPLE FIRE was originally called the IRISH LANE FIRE as listed in WA DNR’s wildcad.net system and would later have the fire name changed for its location. It is located about two miles southeast of Cashmere (Chelan County), Washington.

It ignited on July 13, 2021 from an unknown cause and reported to RIVERCOM at 1855 hours PT.

Cashmere on 7/16 Credit: Celeste Prescott
Red Apple Fire | Credit: WA DNR – SE Region

There has been 11,111 acres of tall grass, sage and brush destroyed. There is a 51% containment status reached.

About 300 fire personnel are still actively working on this incident under the command of the CA Interagency Incident Team 1.

The IC at the helm is Jerry McGowan, CIIMT1. They assumed command on Friday, July 16, 2021, at 1800 hours PT. Additionally, there are three crews and 35 engines.

Fire behavior has considerably been reduced from extreme down to its current state of minimal with backing and smoldering. This is a great achievement completed by ground and air firefighting resources and equipment.

Law Enforcement Officials served a warrant on a Chelan County home believed to be the origin where the fire started.

Cost-to-Date: $520,000.

6. Darlene Fire

Photo of a man in fire clothes using a chainsaw to cut a smoldering tree.
Darlene Fire | Credit: Prineville District – BLM

DARLENE FIRE is burning about two miles southeast of La Pine, Oregon, on BLM lands in the Prineville District. This fire started on private lands on July 13, 2021 from an unknown cause.

It is under the management of a Type 2 IMT Team, NW Team #6 with IC Shawn Sheldon.

There are 220 total personnel assigned to this incident, along with six crews.

About 686 acres of timber and brush have been consumed. Crews have reached a 61% containment status.

Fire behavior has been reduced to minimal with smoldering.

15 structures have been destroyed.

Cost-to-Date: $800,000.

7. Jack Fire

Fire back burning to road for anchor point
Jack Fire | Credit: UNF

About 31 miles east of Roseburg, Oregon, the JACK FIRE continues to burn on USFS managed/owned territory in the Umpqua National Forest, where numerous structures and energy infrastructure are threatened.

This fire started on July 5, 2021, from an unknown cause, which ignited on July 5, 2021 around 1700 hours PT and is burning along Jack Creek on Highway 138 E.

There are about 760 total personnel with 18 crews, 33 engines and seven copters.

It has burned about 16,667 acres but crews have reached a 35% containment status. The fire behavior is currently active with short-range spotting and backing.

Cost-to-Date: $9.6 Million.

8. Cedar Creek Fire

View of fires from Winthrop on 7/13
Cedar Creek Fire | Credit: USFS

In the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, lies the CEDAR CREEK FIRE burning about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop, Washington, also is managing the DELANCY FIRE. Varden Fire merged in with the Cedar Creek Fire and all three are being managed together by the NW Team 8, an IMT Type 2. This fire started on July 8, 2021 from lightning, along with multiple in the Methow Valley area.

There are about 386 total firefighters assigned under the command of IC Kevin Stock, NWIMT Team 8.

There has been 3,696 acres of timber, medium slash and short grass burned.

Active fire behavior continues with short crown runs, flanking and short-range spotting.

Evacuation notices are in effect.

Cost-to-Date: $2.8 Million.

9. Grandview Fire

Tanker dropping retardant on the Grandview Fire_July 11
Grandview Fire | Credit: ODF

The GRANDVIEW FIRE is located about 10 miles northeast of Sisters, Oregon. This Oregon wildfire ignited on July 11, 2021, around 1300 hours PT from an unknown cause.

There are about 719 total fire/support personnel attached to this incident along with 23 crews and 38 engines.

There has been 6,013 acres of timber and brush scorched.

Fire behavior is minimal with backing, creeping and smoldering. There is a 31% containment status at this time.

Cost-to-Date: $6.4 Million.

10. Lick Creek Fire

Lick Creek Fire
Lick Creek Fire | Credit: UNF

The LICK CREEK FIRE is located about two miles southwest of Asotin, Washington which broke out on July 7, 2021, from lightning. It was formerly known as the DRY GULCH FIRE, as the two merged together on July 8, 2021.

About 68,153 acres of timber have been consumed, but there is a 30% containment status reached.

Active fire behavior remains to be the key challenge for fire crews.

There are about 611 total personnel assigned under direction of the PNW team 3, a Type 1 IMT, along with 12 crews, 58 engines and four helos.

Structures are threatened, prompting evacuation orders in effect.

Evacuations > Evacuation zones, and fire perimeter maps are posted on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7615.

Six structures have been lost.

Cost-to-Date: $8.5 Million..

11. Green Ridge Fire

this photo shows the spike camp and staging area in a mountain meadow at Godman Guard Station
Green Ridge Fire | Credit: USFS

Lightning caused this wildfire to be ignited about 30 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington on July 7, 2021.

About 292 total personnel are assigned, along with seven crews, six engines and seven copters.

Approximately, 1,067 acres of brush and timber have been destroyed.

There is a 15% containment status for this incident.

Active fire behavior remains.

Evacuations > LEVEL 1 > https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/…/pict20210617-193112-0.pdf

Cost-to-Date: $2.7 Million.

12. Summit Trail Fire

SUMMIT TRAIL FIRE broke out on July 13, 2021 from lightning moved through the area, about 12 miles west of Inchelium, Washington. An IMT2, CA IMT Team 10 assumed fire command today at 0600 hours PT.

There are 59 total personnel along with one crew and seven engines.

Fire has destroyed 2,500 acres of timber. Behavior remains being active. Structures are threatened.

Cost-to-Date: $30,000.

13. Elbow Creek Fire

Elbow Creek Fire | Credit: USFS

This incident is located in the Grande Ronde River drainage near Mud Springs, approximately 31 miles southeast of Walla Walla, Washington.

An increase of 5,000 acres since yesterday, has made a name for itself as it continues to exhibit active fire behavior with spotting and torching. An increase in acreage of a total of 10,000 additionally is one of many significant events as of today’s update. It continues to spread from the northeast. There is no containment status at this time.

About 154 total personnel are assigned along with two crews, 24 engines and two copters. Incident Command is a Type 3 NE OR IMT with IC Joby Sciarrino.

Structures are threatened and evacuations are in effect.

On structure has been reportedly as lost.

Cost-to-Date: $1 Million.

14. Goddard Road Fire

Goddard Road Fire | Credit: WA DNR – NE Region

About two miles north of Rice (Stevens County), Washington, the GODDARD ROAD FIRE is burning. The fire started from an unknown cause on Friday, July 16, 2021. This is being managed by a Type 3 IMT, effective July 17, 2021 at 0600 hours.

There are about 235 total personnel that are still assigned to this incident, along with one crew, 16 engines and one helicopter.

Approximately, 300 acres of timber have been destroyed, as well as one structure.

There is a zero-percent containment status.

Structures are under threat. Evacuations are in effect and remain so according to the Fire Incident Command and Fire District 12.

Cost-to-Date: $300,000.

15. Cub Creek 2 Fire

Cub Creek 2 Fire | Credit: USFS

The CUB CREEK 2 FIRE is located five miles north of Winthrop, Washington, when it was reported on Friday, July 16, 2021, around 1327 hours PT from an unknown cause.

Fire management is under an ICT 3 team.

Fire has destroyed 2,000 acres of brush and grass with a zero-containment status. Fire behavior remains active.

Evacuations are in effect.

Evacuations > Current Evacuation Map for the Cedar Creek, Delancy, and Cub Creek Fires: 
https://demokanogan.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=d0932c342e6448bcbcf99f3cb4344636 

Emergency Alerts > For Okanogan County Emergency Management information and to sign up for text alerts: https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/index.php

Cost-to-Date: $300,000.

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FIRE FACT | The Northwest has been upgraded to a Preparedness Level 5, as of July 14, 2021. – NWCC

Oregon Wildfires

BOOTLEG FIRE – 23 miles east of Chiloquin; 11 miles northeast of Town of Sprague River

Division K Bootleg Fire July 16th
Bootleg Fire – Credit: USFS

Fremont-Winema NF (USFS). NW Team 2, an IMT Type 1 Team with ODF Team 10, an IMT Type 2 Team. Timber, brush and closed timber litter. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, running and spotting. Numerous structures, including energy infrastructure are threatened. Evacuation orders/notifications activated. Road and Area closures in effect.

RED FLAG WARNING > 7/16/2021 1400 PT to 7/17/2021 2000 PT > Expected very dry/unstable conditions, which will support extreme fire behavior with locally generated erratic and gusty winds. Spotting could be a big problem. Winds due to be sustained between 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. RH from 8-12%.

SMOKE IMPACTS > Drivers will be able to see large plumes of smoke from OR State Hwy 140, Sprague River Hwy, Chiloquin and surrounding areas.

FIRE FACT | There were five new wildfires reported for a total of 5,003 total acres, while Washington had 10 for a total of 91 acres. – NWCC

Started 7/6/2021 around 1342 hours PT. 241,496 acres. 7% contained. 1,921 total personnel 38 crews, 185 engines and 12 copters. 75 structures lost with a price tag of $13.6 Million for fire suppression and containment costs-to-date.

BRULER FIRE – 9 miles south of Detroit Lake

A photo of the Bruler Fire on July 12, 2021 in the evening
Bruler Fire – Credit: US FS

USFS – Willamette NF. NW Team 13, an IMT Type 2 team. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, flanking and short-range spotting. closed timber litter, timber litter and understory, as well as heavy logging slash. Burning near the Forest Service Road 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Rd) and FS Rd 1133. Area, road and trail closures in effect.

Started 7/12/2021 from an unknown cause around 1255 hours PT. 156 acres with a 0% containment status. 207 total personnel alongside three crews, 15 engines and one copter. $525,000 CTD.

DARLENE FIRE – 2 miles SE of La Pine

Photo of a man in fire clothes using a chainsaw to cut a smoldering tree.
Darlene Fire – Credit: BLM

BLM – Prineville District. NW Team 6, an IMT 2 team. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and backing. Structures are being threatened. Road closures in effect.

FIRE FACT | Nationally speaking, as of today – there are 70 wildfires that have been destroyed over one-million (1.061) acres across the US. – NIFC

LEVEL 2 Evacuations (previously Level 3 evacuations) > All homes south of La Line off of Darlene Way to to the Deschutes/Klamath county Line, including Old Ice Cave Road.

LEVEL 1 Evacuations (reduced from the previous Level 2 evacuations) > Areas south of the Deschutes/Klamath County line including most of township 23 east of Hwy 97. Also, includes Sun Forest Estates, Split Rail and Antelope Meadows.

EVACUATION maps > https://deschutes.org/emergency

SHELTER NEEDS > Call Red Cross if you need assistance, by calling them at 1-888-680-1455.

Started 7/13/2021 at 1330 hours PT. Reported 7/15/2021. Unknown cause. Under investigation. 686 acres with a 5% containment status. 201 total personnel with 5 crews, 11 engines. 15 structures have been lost. $500,000 CTD.

DELANCY FIRE – Unknown location, on the OK – WEN NF

Started 7/11/2021 from Lightning. NW Team 8 (IC Stock), an Type 2 IMT. 0% containment. Active fire behavior. Timber.

ELBOW CREEK FIRE – 26 miles northeast of Elgin

USFS – Umatilla NF. Timber and brush. Extreme fire behavior with torching, spotting and running. It is moving to the northeast from the Grande Ronde River drainage and about 31 miles southeast of Walla Walla, Washington. Structures under threat. Area closure in effect.

9,000 acres with a 0% containment status.

GAME HOG FIRE – 22 miles northwest of Forest Grove

Burning in the Tillamook State Forest. Timber and slash north of Hwy 6. Originally, sparked on July 3, 2021 from an unknown cause that is under investigation. All was quiet on 7/14/2021 but winds picked up and so did the fire behavior.

Incident cooperators include: ODF, Columbia city, Astoria, North Cascades, Forest Grove and the West OR District (Polk County), as well as Hampton and Stimson Lumber Companies. Known also as the Game Hog Creek Fire.

GRANDVIEW FIRE – 10 miles northeast of Sisters

Dozers working through the night on the Grandview Fire, trees torching
Grandview Fire – Credit: ODF

ODF – Sisters Unit. ODF Team 2, an IMT Type 1 team. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened. Evacuations are in effect, along with area and road closures.

FIRE FACT | There are more than 17,70 wildland firefighters and support personnel and 32 Type 1 and Type 2 IMT teams deployed nationally. – NIFC

Started 7/11/2021 around 1300 hours PT from an unknown cause (under investigation). 5,971 acres with a 20% containment status. 822 total personnel with 23 crews, 58 engines. $5.4 Million CTD.

GREEN RIDGE FIRE – 31 miles east of Walla Walla, on the OR side

USFS – Umatilla NF. NW Team 7, an IMT Type 2 team. IC: Jason Loomis. Short grass, hardwood and timber. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching and short-range spotting. Structures under threat. Area, road and trail closures in effect.

595 acres with 15% containment status. 280 total personnel with seven crews, one helicopter, six engines, one dozer and three water tenders. $7.5 Million CTD.

JACK FIRE – 31 miles east of Roseburg

Jack Fire 7-9-21
Jack Fire – Credit: USFS

USFS – Umpqua NF. NW Team 9, an IMT Type 2 team. Timber, closed timber litter and brush. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, isolated torching and flanking. Structures and energy infrastructure under direct threat. Evacuation orders/notifications activated. 243 structures are still under threat. Area, road and trail closures are in effect.

FIRE FACT | There are 32 Type 1 and 2 IMT teams that are working tirelessly managing wildfire incidents. – NIFC

LEVEL 2 (GET SET) > All homes and businesses located between MP 43 and 51 on Hwy 138E and the Dry Creek Community.

LEVEL 1 (BE READY) > All homes and businesses between MP 38 and 43 on Hwy 138E, including Steamboat Inn and all residents on Brindle Bug Road and Steelhead Caddis Road.

LEVEL 0 (No longer under evac notifications/orders) > All businesses and homes between MP 55 and 60 on Hwy 138E, Slide Creek Village, Toketee Village and Clearwater Villages.

EVACUATION MAPS > http://www.dcso.com/evacuations

Started 7/5/20201. Cause unknown and under investigation. 16,667 acres with 25% containment status. 745 total personnel with 18 crews, Five aircraft, six dozers and 33 engines. $8.5 Million CTD. Four injuries were reported.

LEWIS ROCK FIRE – 4 miles south of Mitchel

ODF – John Day Unit. Short grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

368 acres. 95% contained. 58 total personnel Two crews and four engines. $3.5 Million CTD.

LICK CREEK FIRE – 15 miles southeast of Pomeroy, on the OR side

Lick Creek Fire
Lick Creek Fire – Credit: USFS

USFS – Umatilla NF. PNW Team 3, an IMT Type 1 team. Timber and closed timber litter. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, flanking and torching. Structures threatened. Evacuations orders/notices are activated. Area, road and trail closures in effect.

FIRE FACT | There are currently 70 wildfires burning across the Nation in ID, MT, OR, AZ, CA, AK, WA, WY, NM, CO, UT and MN. – NIFC

Started around 7/10/2021 at 0800 hours PT. Caused by lightning. 64,792 acres. 30% contained. 686 total personnel with 13 crews, 58 engines and six copters. Six structures have been lost. $7.5 Million CTD.

LOG FIRE – 23 miles northwest of Paisley

Fremont-Winema NF (USFS). Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with running, torching and spotting. Area and road closures in effect.

4,830 acres with a 0% containment status. 0 personnel showing assigned. $200,000 CTD.

FIRE FACT | Nationally speaking, there have been a total of 34,596 wildfires to date burning, over 2.36 Million acres. This is more wildfires we have had in 2012! – NIFC

Washington Wildfires

BADGER GULCH FIRE – Unknown exact location in Klickitat County

Per Wildcad.net — Dispatched E4402, E4403, E4404, E4405 and KLICK26 were dispatched 7/16/2021 at 1359 PT to a Lat/Long of 45 51.990, -120 39.696. 25 acres of grass, shrub and timber have been destroyed. IC Barthlow in command.

CEDAR CREEK FIRE – 15 miles northwest of Winthrop

photo taken by air attack- overview of Delancy and Varden Fires
Cedar Creek Fire – Credit: USFS

USFS – Okanogan-Wenatchee NF. NW Team 8, an Type 2 IMT. Varden Fire has merged with the Cedar Creek Fire but is also listed under this fire name only. Timber, medium slash and short grass. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, backing and short-range spotting. Residences are under threat. Area, road and trail closures are in effect.

Multiple wildfires ignited from wildfre within the boundaries of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Started by lightning. 2,899 acres with a 0% containment status. 363 total personnel with 9 crews, 22 engines and three copters. $2.1 Million CTD.

CLOSED. SR 20 closed until further notice from the WSDOT and/or WA DNR. Use alternate: US2 at I-90 due to no local detours in the area.

CHOPAKA GREEN FIRE – Chopaka in Okanogan County

Wildcad.net — Call dispatched 1403 hours PT for the following resources: E692, HI7106, HI7110, HI7112 arrived on-scene at 1430 hours PT. 1 acre. No new updates.

CHUWEAH CREEK FIRE – 4 miles north of Nespelem

Chuweah Creek Fire view from north of Keller Butte
Chuewah Creek Fire – Credit: USFS

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) – Colville Agency. NW Team 12, an IMT Type 2. Tal grass and timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and flanking. Structures are under threat. Area and road closures are in effect.

Started on July 12, 2021 around 1700 hours PT. 34,694 acres with a 20% containment status. 174 total personnel with 2 crews, 14 engines and one copter. Seven structures have been destroyed. $1.8 Million CTD.

CUB CREEK 2 FIRE – Cub Creek, North of Winthrop in Okanogan County

Fast-moving wildfire north of Winthrop. Evacuations are in progress.

Per Wildcad.net — Resources BATT-41 CREW-43 E-7202 E-7205 E-7206 E-7208 E-7209 E-7210 E-7211 SO-25 were dispatched on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1327 hours to the CUB CREEK 2 FIRE incident, where 2,000 acres of grass, shrub and timber have been consumed. B41 is the IC of this incident.

LEVEL 3 EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT > GO NOW! > Eastside Chewuch Road; North of the West Chewuch Road towards Eight Mile; River Bend Drive; Cottonwood Lane; South Heaton Road.

LEVEL 2 EVACUATIONS IN PROGRESS > Diamond T Road; Old Cabin Road; Fiddlers Road; Bear Flight Road; Three Seasons Road; Lonesome Grouse Road; Eklund Road.

SHELTER > Liberty Bell Elementary School – Eagle Gym.

FISH LAKE FIRE – Fish Lake, Spokane County

Per Wildcad.net – call dispatched 1641 hours PT. 0.3 acres of timber and understory. Fire has been 100% lined as of 1753 hours PT and about 25% mopped up. Resources include: AR7403 and AR7404 assigned to this incident.

GODDARD ROAD FIRE – Goddard Road in Stevens County

Wildcad.net — Call dispatched 7/16/2021 at 1343 hours PT. Resources include: AA4TS/653 C 101 Capt 11 E 11 E Zone 10 FB 201 FB 202 FB 206 FB 207 FB 210 FB 212 FB 244 H 341 LOA 15 NC 26 NC 30 NC 62 NC 7301 NC 7303 NC 7305 NC 7306 NCR Crew NE 10 NE 18 NE 22 T 152. Resources arrived on-scene at 1415 hours PT. Ground and air resources working fire. A type 3 IMT is on order. 300 acres. 0% contained.

LYLE HILL FIRE – Just outside out of the town of Lyle

Started on 7/12/2021 around 1930 hours PT, about 3,000 feet northeast of Lyle. Total 46 personnel. IC is Leonard Johnson. Turned back command to local WA DNR Type 4 IMT. About 135 acres. 90% contained. Tall grass, timber, dormant brush and hardwood slash. Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering.

RED APPLE FIRE – 2 miles southeast of Cashmere

May be an image of fire and outdoors
Red Apple Fire – Credit: WSDOT

WA DNR – SE Region. OSC Team 1, an Type 1 IMT. Tall grass and brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, torching and smoldering, Evacuation orders/notices are in effect. On July 14, 2021, the WA Department of Transportation stated there were about 10 different brush fires that were burning on northbound I-5 from Lewis into Thurston Counties and up along US 101 to the Mason County line. On the same date, there were three fires between MP 165-170.

11,000 acres. 10% contained. 182 total personnel with three crews and 35 engines. $480,000 CTD.

Credit: Media

SUMMIT TRAIL FIRE – 17 miles west of Inchelium

BIA – Colville Agency. NO Team 10, an Type 2 IMT team. Medium slash, timber and brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, spotting and group torching. Structures are under direct threat.

2,260 acres. 0% containment. Total of six personnel. Two engines. $5,000 CTD.

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