Washington State Patrol — State Fire Marshal's Office
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Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago
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.
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:00 AM PDT
5 miles SW of Colton, WA
Whitman County Fire Dist. 14
Fire activity has been minimal.
100% Containment was achieved mid-day on July 25th. Smoke may still be visible due to interior smoldering.
Fire Information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 509-800-7177 Hours: 7AM - 8PM
Fire Unit Information
Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources Washington Ellensburg , WA 98926