Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:20:46 PM PST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Red Apple Fire
Last Updated
Monday, November 1, 2021 12:07 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:02 PM PDT
(6 months ago)
Incident Type
7 miles NW of Wenatchee, WA
Responsible Agency
Department of Natural Resources
Responsible Fire Unit
Southeast Region
Grass, Brush
Contain: 07/25/21 1911 | Control: 10/04/21 1120 | Out: 10/04/21 1120
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Red Apple Fire was first reported to RIVERCOM at 6:55 p.m. on 7/13/21. Crews from Chelan County, DNR and BLM engaged in initial attack using ground and air assets. CA Interagency Incident Team 1 (McGowan) assumed command of the Red Apple Fire, July 16, 2021 at 1800. 

Incident Type
Undetermined/under Investigation
Date of Origin
Tuesday July 13th, 2021 approx. 07:00 PM
In the towns of Wenatchee and Monitor, WA. Within city limits.
Incident Commander
Jerry McGowan, CIIMT 1
47.508, -120.426
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Monday July 19th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber, litter and understory in the higher elevation northern portion of the fire with lighter fine flashy fuels lower and near the US97 corridor.
Significant Events
Continued smoldering and creeping Interior smoldering continued today as mop up continued along northern portion of the fire east of Eagle Rock
Planned Actions
Implement fire suppression repair where indicated. Mop up and tactical patrol.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours:
No night shift planned.

24 hours:
Continued mop-up and patrol. Continue Fireline Suppression Repair.

48 hours:
Continued mop-up and patrol. Continue Fireline Suppression Repair.

Anticipated after 72 hours:
Continued mop-up and patrol
Planning has begun to transition the Red Apple Fire to a Type 4 organization with a potential change of command Tuesday, July 20 at 1800.
Weather Concerns
Hot, dry and sunny conditions were observed across the fire today. Temperatures climbed into the upper-80s and 90s, and afternoon humidity dropped below 20%. Winds were generally light, but gusty northwest winds are expected to begin this evening. Cooler and slightly more humid conditions are forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday, but gusty northwest winds will persist each afternoon and overnight.
Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2021.redapple@firenet.gov
Phone: 206-659-6472
Fire Unit Information
Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926
Dispatch Contact
Central Washington Interagency Center | Wenatchee, WA
Phone: 509-884-3473
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/CWICC
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