Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Sherwood
FIRE
700.0
acres
22.6 mi
NW of Spokane, WA
20%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
6 mins, 18 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-WASPA-000024
Fire Start:
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:23 PM PDT
Resources:
AA 4WA E ZONE 10 H 1GH H 341 SPA 12 SPA 3 SPA 61
Fuels:
Grass/shrub/ Tl/tu
Dispatch Notes:
Type 2 team in place
Primary Fire Agency

Bureau of Indian Affairs — Spokane Agency

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 hour, 2 mins 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 and has burned approximately 700 acres of forested land.  The fire is currently about 1 mile south of Cottonwood road and 2 miles west of Wilkinson road. 

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:
Soliday
Coordinates:
47.912, -117.986

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
80
Size (Acres):
700
Containment:
20%
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass and understory)
Significant Events:
Active, Running

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Complete dozer line construction southeast along Sheep Creek drainage.
Burnout as needed along
control lines to keep fire from getting established on the plateau above Sheep Creek.
Monitor existing control lines
for problem areas.
Use air resources as necessary to
minimize problem fire behavior.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 Hours:
Fire is expected to continue to push to the east and southeast in the bottom of Sheep Creek, with uphill runs and spotting to the plateau being a problem. Most recent NTFB run suggests primary growth to the east but also some to the southeast in the next 72 hours. Based on fuels conditions and recent experience fire is expected to remain active into the night. Diurnal winds are having an effect on fire behavior and causing some control problems in the bottom of Sheep Creek.

24 hours:
Fire is expected to continue to push to the east and southeast in the bottom of Sheep Creek,
with uphill runs and spotting to the plateau being a problem. Most recent NTFB run suggests
primary growth to the east but also some to the southeast in the next 72 hours. Based on fuels
conditions and recent experience fire is expected to remain active into the night. Diurnal winds are having an effect on fire behavior and causing some control problems in the bottom of
Sheep Creek.

48 hours:
Fire is expected to continue to push to the east and southeast in the bottom of Sheep Creek,
with uphill runs and spotting to the plateau being a problem. Most recent NTFB run suggests
primary growth to the east but also some to the southeast in the next 72 hours. Based on fuels
conditions and recent experience fire is expected to remain active into the night. Diurnal winds are having an effect on fire behavior and causing some control problems in the bottom of
Sheep Creek.

72 hours:
Winds are forecasted to shift to a more southerly direction, which may push fire in Sheep Creek in a more northerly direction toward Cottonwood road. This is consistent with NTFB predictions.
Remarks:
In addition to resources shown in the resource commitment summary, there are 4 WA Dept. of
Corrections modules of 10 personnel and one Spokane Agency engine supporting the incident on
lend/lease.
No air resources are assigned to the incident but support was received from 4 fire bosses, 3 CL 415 scoopers, and
a type 3 helicopter.
PNW Team 6 will assume command 7/25/21 1800.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Weather is projected to be hot and dry, with poor nighttime humidity recovery and continued SW winds of up to 10 mph. It appears that forecasts are slightly underpredicting wind speed in the fire area. Terrain seems to redirect the winds to a more westerly direction in the vicinity of the fire. Fuels are critically dry and receptive to embers, with multiple spot fires occurring daily.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Guy Gifford
Email: guy.gifford@dnr.wa.gov
Phone: 509-990-6218
Hours: 0700-1900
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