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.
Date of Origin:
Thursday July 23rd, 2020 approx. 02:40 PM
1 mile SW of Nespelem, Washington
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday July 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
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.
Minimal interior isolated fire activity that is confined to higher terrain in shrub fuels and timber litter.
Cold trial, mop up lines. Patrol around structures. Patrol critical areas.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Minimal fire activity. Very hot and dry.
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.
Fire Unit Information
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nespelem, WA 99155