Boyds Fire


Incident #: NES-1909
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 4.2 miles WSW of Kettle Falls, WA
Acres: 4,712.1
Agency: Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center (WA-NEC)
Dispatch Notes: In patrol status | Contain: 09/07/18 1900

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 hour, 6 mins ago — Firefighters are continuing to mop-up and check for hot spots. All evacuations on the Boyd’s fire have been lifted.NE IMT Team #1 has taken command of the fire on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 6:00 am. Numerous fires are burning within the region contributing to smoke in the area. The Northeast Tri County Health District has information concerning air quality for this area. Please contact the health district at: further information or visit:


Incident Contact
Isabelle Hoygaard
Phone: 509-385-3320
Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM
Fire Unit Information
Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Colville, WA 99114

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Saturday August 11th, 2018 approx. 05:15 PM
3 miles W/NW of Kettle Falls, WA
Incident Commander
Ed Lewis
Incident Description

Current Situation

Total Personnel
4,712 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Grass and understory), Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2ft).
Surface fire can transition quickly to canopy due to the presence of dwarf mistletoe brooms in Douglas-fir trees.
Significant Events
There was minimal creeping, and smoldering fire activity. Recent showers have resulted in low fire behavior with little surface fire spread. Fuels in the interior of the unnamed tributary of Nancy Creek are now a mosaic made up of clean underburn and spotty burn where surface fuels were not available


Planned Actions
Patrol and conduct repair. Remove excess supplies and backhaul.
Remove flagging and signs. Finish skidding and decking logs.
Projected Incident Activity
The fire is inactive today. There is still visible smoke from heat in the berms and stump holes along portions of the perimeter and in the interior has numerous visible smokes that will continue until fuels are consumed.

Type 3 Interagency IMT Team #1 has assumed command 6:00AM