Chelan Hills Fire


Incident #: SES-399
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 0.8 miles SSE of Chelan Falls, WA
Acres: 1,842
Agency: Central Washington Interagency Center (WA-CWC)
Dispatch Notes: Contain: 08/16/18 1800 control: 08/16/18 1801 out: 10/01/18 1345

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 32 mins, 53 secs ago — The Chelan Hills fire has burned 1,842 acres, is 97 percent contained and has 244 personnel currently working the fire. Firefighters are falling burned and dead hazard trees. Hazard trees create an immediate danger for anyone in the area. They can also fall over, rolldown the hillside and start new fires. The public is asked to take precautions to avoid those areas and heavy equipment and fire suppression traffic continues. There are no road closures or evacuations at this time. In the event of any changes updated information can be found on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (Emergency Management) Facebook or Twitter. Fire crews and heavy equipment continue to move and work throughout the fire area and within the community of Chelan. The public is urged to drive with caution as crews work to suppress the fire. Once Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 11 (NWT11) completes the assigned mission, the team will be released and local fire agencies will continue to patrol...


Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 509-663-9911
Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM
Fire Unit Information
Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg , WA 98926

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Friday July 27th, 2018 approx. 01:15 PM
2 Miles East of Chelan, across Chelan Butte
Incident Commander
Bob Johnson
47.79 latitude, -119.983 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
1,842 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Thursday August 02nd, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
short grass, brush, timber
Significant Events


Planned Actions
Projected Incident Activity
IMT is also managing the Cougar Creek Fire and Navarro Fire. This may be the last update for this fire.