Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Whitmore
FIRE
58,280.0
acres
19.3 mi
ENE of Bridgeport, WA
75%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
19 mins, 44 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-WACOA-200106
Fire Start:
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:25 PM PDT
Primary Fire Agency

Bureau of Indian Affairs — Colville Agency

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Whitmore Fire

 The Whitmore Fire was started by lightning on August 3rd. It is burning southeast of Omak and northwest of the town of Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 8:30 PM PDT
Location:
Whitmore Fire is 7 miles west of Nespelem.
Incident Commander:
Bobby Shindelar, NW Team 12
Coordinates:
48.15, -119.134

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
278
Size (Acres):
58,280
Containment:
75%
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass, Litter, and Understory)
Significant Events:
Fire Behavior:
Minimal
Smoldering
Creeping

Widely scattered smoldering heat was observed.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Div-A/P/W/Z/M: Secure fireline within its existing footprint. Mop up as necessary to prevent fire escape.

Div-C: Secure fireline within its existing footprint. Mop up as necessary to prevent fire escape.

Div-F: Secure fireline within its existing footprint. Mop up as necessary to prevent fire escape.

Div-L: Secure fireline within its existing footprint. Mop up as necessary to prevent fire escape.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Continued isolated smoldering.

24 hours: Continued isolated smoldering.
Remarks:
Div-C,F & L are mopping up today, Div-A/P/W/Z/M are patrolling. A significant amount of resources will demobilize tomorrow (Thursday).

The IMT will continue support local initial attack as requested by the Agency.

Transfer of command to a local Type 3 Team will occur at 6:00 PM on 8/19/21.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
The Pac NW is in-between weather systems today with just a few fair weather cumulus clouds about. Temperature were 8-10 degrees warmer, with highs mainly in the 70s and locally low 80s. Relative humidity was 25-35 percent and down about 10 percent. Winds were variable around 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Thursday through Saturday: A weak wave Moving through B.C. on Thursday will result in increasing clouds and slightly higher winds down the Okanogan, and cooler temperatures. A much more potent storm system is expected Friday and Saturday. This storm will tap into deeper Pacific moisture and will result in scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms from late Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. These storms should be fairly wet. Temperatures will be cooler and winds will be gusty and erratic.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2021.whitmore@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-557-0063
Hours: 0700-2000
Fire Unit Information
Colville Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Washington
Nespelem, WA 99155

Dispatch Contact

Colville Agency Dispatch Center | Keller, Washington
509-634-3100
https://www.colvilletribes.com/mt-tolman-fire-control