Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:43:59 PM PST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Greenhouse Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:40 AM PDT
(5 months ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:40 AM PDT
(6 months ago)
Incident Type
10.3 miles NNW of Elmer City, WA
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Greenhouse Fire started on July 23, 2020 on land managed by the Colville Confederated Tribes.  The fire is located east of Columbia River Road, west of Hwy 155 and north of Nespelem, Washington.  It is burning in tall grass, sage, bitter brush and timber.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Thursday July 23rd, 2020 approx. 02:40 PM
1 mile SW of Nespelem, Washington
Incident Commander
Adam Bearcub
48.136, -119.038
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Friday July 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Short Grass (1 foot), Timber (Grass and Understory), and Brush (2 feet).

Primarily burning in grass and grass/shrub fuels (GR2/GS2) occupy lower elevations. Some patchy, scattered timber with litter (TL8) at higher elevations. Measured live fuel moistures of 100% in local area. Grass fuels are fully cured. All fuels are dry, with local ERC nearing 90th percentile conditions.
Significant Events
Minimal smoldering.

Minimal interior isolated fire activity that is confined to higher terrain in shrub fuels and timber litter.
Planned Actions
Cold trial, mop up lines. Patrol around structures. Patrol critical areas.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Minimal fire activity. Very hot and dry.
Weather Concerns
Excessive heat warning through Friday night. High temperatures over 100 in the forecast, threat of dry thunderstorms Thursday night into Friday, and Friday night into Saturday morning. Pre-then-post front wind potential next couple of days.
Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 0000000000000000
Fire Unit Information
Colville Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nespelem, WA 99155
Incident Map

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