Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Sherwood
FIRE
1,256.0
acres
22.6 mi
NW of Spokane, WA
95%
contained
Fire Status:
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
3 months ago
Incident #:
2021-WASPA-000024
Fire Start:
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:23 PM PDT
Fuels:
Grass/shrub/ Tl/tu
Dispatch Notes:
Patrol status
Primary Fire Agency

Bureau of Indian Affairs — Spokane Agency

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago

Incident Photo for the Sherwood Fire

The Sherwood Fire is located about 2 miles Northeast of Wellpinit, WA. It started on Wednesday, July 21st.  The fire is currently about 1 mile south of Cottonwood road and 2 miles west of Wilkinson road. After initial attack NE Washington Team 3 took command of the fire then transferred command to NW Incident Management Team 6 on July 25th at 6:00 p.m.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:15 PM PDT
Location:
Two miles north of Wellpinit, WA
Incident Commander:
Grant Dennison, Incident Commander, Type 4 IMT
Coordinates:
47.912, -117.986

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
130
Size (Acres):
1,256
Containment:
95%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, August 6, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass and understory)
Timber (Litter and understory)
Significant Events:
Minimal, Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue to mop up, monitor and repair suppression lines.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 Hours:
Continue to mop up, monitor, and continue suppression line repair.

24 hours:
Continue to mop up, monitor, and continue suppression line repair.

48 hours:
Continue to mop up, monitor, and continue suppression line repair.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Temperatures rebounded with a roughly 10 degree increase over yesterday. Higher dew points from the monsoonal air mass and yesterday's light rain, however, have only resulted in humidity reaching 25-30% despite temperatures in the lower 90s. A heavy smoke presence from distant fires has also remained in the incident area as winds have generally remained 5 mph or less.

Tuesday and Wednesday will warm and dry further as temperatures climb to the mid-90s. A drier air mass will also return producing humidity in the teens. The lower atmosphere will be particularly unstable Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of low pressure arriving Thursday. This low pressure system may bring a round of wetting rains through Friday, but also with a very low chance of thunderstorms. Friday may also be rather windy with southwest gusts 30-35 mph possible.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 509-458-6587
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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