Terrain Satellite
3.4 mi
SW of Plaza, WA
4 months
it's burned for
Last Updated:
4 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Monday, September 7, 2020 5:00 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago

Incident Photo for the Babb Fire

The Babb Fire is burning in tall grass, brush and timber. The fire is located 30 miles northwest of Colfax, Washington. The fire started at approximately 11:59 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2020. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Approximately 17,781 acres have burned. Bob Gear, Incident Commander for the Type 3 Team is managing the fire.

The Babb Fire will be updated as we receive additional information.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Monday September 07th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM
30 miles northwest of Colfax, WA
Incident Commander:
IC Bob Gear - SE WA Type 3 Team
47.282, -117.428

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday September 14th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
tall grass, brush, timber
Significant Events:
Observed fire behavior: active, torching, smoldering.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Suppression, triage and search will continue.
Projected Incident Activity:
The fire is burning in remote areas with limited resources

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Increased temperatures and winds. The projected weather for tomorrow will be a Haines Index of 5.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 206-459-5081
Hours: 7 am to 8 am
Fire Unit Information
Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114