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.
Date of Origin:
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:15 PM PDT
Two miles north of Wellpinit, WA
Grant Dennison, Incident Commander, Type 4 IMT
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, August 6, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Timber (Grass and understory) Timber (Litter and understory)
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.
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.
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