Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Steptoe Canyon
FIRE
2,700
acres
9 mi
NW of Clarkston, WA
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
35 mins, 14 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-WAWFS-000029
Fire Start:
Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:23 AM PDT
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 07/25/21 0930
Primary Fire Agency

Washington State Patrol — State Fire Marshal's Office

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Steptoe Canyon Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:00 AM PDT
Location:
5 miles SW of Colton, WA
Incident Commander:
Whitman County Fire Dist. 14
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
46.49, -117.2

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
10
Size (Acres):
2,605
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
Grass, Brush.
Significant Events:
Fire activity has been minimal.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
100% Containment was achieved mid-day on July 25th. Smoke may still be visible due to interior smoldering.

Incident Contact

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
509-685-6900
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/NEWICC