Wildfire Incident Report

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Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Pearl Hill Fire
Last Updated
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:08 AM PST
(2 months ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:39 PM PDT
(6 months ago)
Incident Type
8.8 miles ENE of Bridgeport, WA
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Pearl Hill Fire started September 7, 2020 at 3:39 AM near Bridgeport, WA.  The fire spread quickly due to strong winds and low relative humidity.  Local fire crews responded and provided point protection.  Multiple structures have been lost.  No injuries have been reported.  Level 3 evacuations and numerous road closures are in effect. Current evacuation orders and road closures can be found at facebook.com/douglascountywa/. Residents can call (509) 670-5331 for Red Cross assistance.  The North Central Washington Fairgrounds  in Waterville is available for livestock. They can be reached at (509) 745-8480.

Incident Type
Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Monday September 07th, 2020 approx. 03:39 AM
Bridgeport & Mansfield, WA
Incident Commander
Shawn Sheldon, Northwest Incident Management Team #6
48.056, -119.484
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday September 16th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Brush (2 feet) and Tall Grass (2.5 feet)
Significant Events
Fire behavior limited to smoldering of heavy fuels within the current perimeter. Slight bit of rain overnight raised humidity levels and reduced smoke.
Planned Actions
Mop up to standards, watch for rollout onto the road. Secure and mop-up around structures.
Projected Incident Activity
No movement or spread. Activity limited to smoldering.
Weather Concerns
Light showers early Tuesday morning helped thin our canvas of thick smoke. This allowed more sunshine to penetrate the smoke resulting in warmer temperatures compared to Monday. Humidity levels varied based on elevation with the Plateau experiencing the lowest humidity of the day. High Temps: 78-83 RH: 25-28% Plateau 34-36% Columbia Breaks. Winds Upslope 1 to 4 mph. On the Plateau, southeast 5 to 9 mph. Forecasted Weather: High pressure will be over the region Wednesday bringing stable weather conditions and light winds. Areas of smoke will remain present but should thin enough to allow temperatures to warm back into the upper 70s to 80s. High temps: 79-84 RH: 24-27% Plateau. 32-35% Columbia Breaks. Winds: Upslope 1 to 4 mph. On the Plateau, southeast 6 to 10 mph.
Incident Contact
Public Information Officers
Phone: 360-489-8731
Hours: M-Sun 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Fire Unit Information
Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114
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