Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Andrus
FIRE
232.0
acres
5.7 mi
S of Spokane, WA
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
11 mins, 48 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-WANES-001931
Fire Start:
Monday, July 5, 2021 12:16 PM PDT
Fuels:
Timber/understory
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 07/11/21 0600 | Control: 07/14/21 2030
Primary Fire Agency

Department of Natural Resources — Northeast Region

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Andrus Fire

 The Andrus fire started July 5th, 3 miles northeast of Cheney, WA.  The fire spread quickly due to low relative humidity and unseasonably dry conditions.   Firefighters from Spokane County Fire Districts 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, Airway Heights Fire, Spokane City Fire, Spokane Valley Fire, Lincoln County, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and numerous other agencies were critical in slowing the spread of the fire. The collaborative efforts and teamwork between the agencies are critical to protecting lives and property. State Mobilization was authorized and crews from around the state are on scene.  Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the incident on July 5th at 10:00pm.  The command post and base camp is located at Cheney Middle School.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Monday, July 5, 2021 11:30 AM PDT
Location:
3 miles NE of Cheney, WA
Incident Commander:
Shane Robson, NEWIMT 2
Coordinates:
47.551, -117.549

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
150
Size (Acres):
232
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday, July 11, 2021 8:00 AM PDT

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Don Malone
Phone: 509 822-8125
Fire Unit Information
Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114

Dispatch Contact

Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center | Colville, WA
509-685-6900
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/NEWICC