Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Red Apple
FIRE
12,288
acres
7 mi
NW of Wenatchee, WA
90%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
14 mins, 37 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-WASES-000360
Fire Start:
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:02 PM PDT
Fuels:
Grass, Brush
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 07/25/21 1911
Primary Fire Agency

Department of Natural Resources — Southeast Region

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Red Apple Fire

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. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Undetermined/under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 7:00 PM PDT
Location:
In the towns of Wenatchee and Monitor, WA. Within city limits.
Incident Commander:
Jerry McGowan, CIIMT 1
Coordinates:
47.508, -120.426

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
208
Size (Acres):
12,288
Containment:
90%
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, July 19, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
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 Outlook

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
Remarks:
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 Synopsis

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

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2021.redapple@firenet.gov
Phone: 206-659-6472
Fire Unit Information
Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Washington
Ellensburg , WA 98926

Dispatch Contact

Central Washington Interagency Center | Wenatchee, WA
509-884-3473
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/CWICC