Wildfire Incident Report

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Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #
2021-WAWFS-000029
FWAC Incident ID
203634
Incident Name
Steptoe Canyon Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:37 PM PDT
(5 months ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:23 AM PDT
(6 months ago)
State
Washington
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
9 miles NW of Clarkston, WA
Responsible Agency
Washington State Patrol
Responsible Fire Unit
State Fire Marshal's Office
Notes
Contain: 07/25/21 0930
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Steptoe Canyon Fire started on July 22, 2021 at approximately 2:00 AM after a previous lightning storm passed through the area. 

Numerous firefighters from nearby fire departments were initially mobilized working through the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office.  Many aviation assets were deployed dropping retardant to protect the structures along Steptoe Canyon Road on the south side of the fire.

The fire contiuned to expand down drainage toward the Snake River and backing down the ridge toward Wawawai and Steptoe Canyon Roads.  Additional resources were called in including the SE Washington Interagency Incident Management Team (IMT) lead by Incident Commander Walter Escobar at 6:00 PM on July 22.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Thursday July 22nd, 2021 approx. 02:00 AM
Location
5 miles SW of Colton, WA
Incident Commander
Whitman County Fire Dist. 14
Incident Description
Wildfire
Coordinates
46.49, -117.2
Total Personnel
10
Size (Acres)
2,605
Containment
100%
Fuels Involved
Grass, Brush.
Significant Events
Fire activity has been minimal.
Planned Actions
100% Containment was achieved mid-day on July 25th. Smoke may still be visible due to interior smoldering.
Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: se.wa.t1.info@gmail.com
Phone: 509-800-7177
Hours: 7AM - 8PM
Fire Unit Information
Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Washington
Ellensburg , WA 98926
Dispatch Contact
Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center | Colville, WA
Phone: 509-685-6900
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/NEWICC
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