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.
Date of Origin:
Monday September 07th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM
30 miles northwest of Colfax, WA
IC Bob Gear - SE WA Type 3 Team
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday September 14th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
tall grass, brush, timber
Observed fire behavior: active, torching, smoldering.
Suppression, triage and search will continue.
Projected Incident Activity:
The fire is burning in remote areas with limited resources
Increased temperatures and winds. The projected weather for tomorrow will be a Haines Index of 5.
Hours: 7 am to 8 am
Fire Unit Information
Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114