Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:17:47 AM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-WAOWF-000453
FWAC Incident ID
206798
Incident Name
Schneider Springs Fire
Last Updated
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:07 AM PDT
(10 mins, 46 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:26 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
State
Washington
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
26 miles WNW of Yakima, WA
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Fuels
Brush, Timber, Snags
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

 A lightning storm blanketed the northern Cascade Mountain Range on the evening August 4 igniting a fire in the Schneider Springs area of the Naches Ranger District approximately 20 miles northwest of Naches, WA.  The fire grew quickly in the next several days in record hot and dry conditions, burning in heavy timber, standing dead trees, and very steep terrain that was difficult for ground resources to access.
 
The fire is now burning on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and lands managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. There is a temporary area closure in place for public and state lands in and around the fire area. Northwest Team 10 assumed command of the Schneider Springs Fire as of September 11, 2021.

The Schneider Springs Fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy. Firefighters and suppression resources will shift around the fire perimeter to protect communities and take actions with the highest probability of success.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin
Wednesday August 04th, 2021 approx. 12:30 PM
Location
18 miles northwest of Naches, WA
Incident Commander
D. Thomas, Naches Ranger District Type 4 IC
Incident Description
Wildfire
Coordinates
46.84, -121.146
Total Personnel
35
Size (Acres)
107,322
Containment
91%
Estimated Containment Date
Sunday October 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Short Grass (1 foot)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)

Narrative:
Timber fuel models at upper elevations with closed canopy and heavy dead and down. Mid-elevations
are Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine timber litter with slash from prior management activities.
Significant Events
Minimal
Smoldering
Creeping

Narrative:
Large jackpots continue to smolder.
Planned Actions
The fire is in the mop up and repair stage. Resources are no longer fighting the fire they are rehabbing handlines and dozer lines. They are pulling hose and pumps.
Projected Incident Activity
The interior of the fire will continue to creep and crawl with occasional flare up until the snow flies.
Incident Contact
Naches Ranger Station
Phone: 509-653-1401
Hours: MON-FRI 8AM-4:30PM
Fire Unit Information
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Dispatch Contact
Central Washington Interagency Center | Wenatchee, WA
Phone: 509-884-3473
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/CWICC
Incident Map

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