Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:30:06 PM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #
2021-WANES-002245
FWAC Incident ID
206561
Incident Name
Walker Creek Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:07 PM PDT
(23 mins, 4 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:22 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
State
Washington
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
13.4 miles ENE of Tonasket, WA
Responsible Agency
Department of Natural Resources
Responsible Fire Unit
Northeast Region
Fuels
Timber Litter
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Walker Creek Fire is back to the local districts, USFS Colville National Forest and Department of Natural Resources. 

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Undetermined
Date of Origin
Tuesday August 03rd, 2021 approx. 03:22 PM
Location
Bonaparte Lake and Wauconda, Washington
Incident Commander
Type 4 IC
Incident Description
Wildfire
Coordinates
48.778, -119.034
Total Personnel
100
Size (Acres)
23,733
Containment
95%
Estimated Containment Date
Friday October 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Closed Timber
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Narrative: Mixed conifer timber consisting of Douglas-fir, western larch, Engelmann spruce, and lodgepole pine below 6,000. Sub-alpine fir, white bark pine, and lodgepole pine occur above 6,000. All timber types have ladder fuels with black moss/lichens that make for an easy transition to crown fire. Dead fine fuels, grass, and slash will increase surface fire spread. Most live fuels, except for red alder, are available to carry fire and fuel moistures will continue to drop with seasonal drying.
Significant Events
Minimal
Backing
Creeping
Smoldering
Planned Actions
Rehabilitation and patrol
Projected Incident Activity
Rehabilitation and patrol of fire.
Incident Contact
Tonasket Ranger District
Phone: 509-486-2186
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
Phone: 509-685-6900
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/NEWICC
Incident Map

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