Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:29:13 AM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Nine Mine Fire
Last Updated
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:07 AM PDT
(22 mins, 11 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 2:13 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
Incident Type
90.3 miles NNW of Spokane, WA
Responsible Agency
Department of Natural Resources
Responsible Fire Unit
Northeast Region
Patrol status
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

Final News Release August 17, 2021Orient, WA - The Nine Mine Fire is located 4.5 miles south/southeast of Laurier, WA. This lightning caused fire started on Wednesday, August 4th and has a burned approximately 164 acres of forested land. As of today, the fire is 100% contained. Evacuations and Road Closures: All evacuation levels have been lifted and there are no road closures. Yesterday Firefighters scouted the previous night’s rock slide towards the west edge and extinguished unburned fuels found near the fireline. They also patrolled and worked on extinguishing the few hotspots around the remainder of the fireline. Today In addition to patrolling for hotspots, firefighters will be cleaning up left-over hose, equipment and trash. Roads used by firefighting equipment during the fire will be stabilized. The public may see smoke interior to fireline over the next few days. Northeast Incident Management Team Three will be returning control of the fire to the local North Columbia Washington Department of Natural Resources fire district Tuesday night at 6:00 pm. Weather for today: Cold front is expected to bring rain showers during the day and possible isolated thunderstorms tonight. Gusty north winds will decrease overnight. Team Three thanks the community of Orient and the Orient School District for their assistance in the successful management of the Nine Mine Fire. Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/newimt3/ andhttps://www.facebook.com/newfireinfo/Inciweb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7783/

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Wednesday August 04th, 2021 approx. 03:15 PM
4.5 mile south/southeast from Laurier, WA
Incident Commander
Shawn Soliday
Jill Ritter (t)
48.942, -118.207
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday August 18th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (grass and understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Tall grass (2.5 feet)
Significant Events
Minimal, smoldering
Planned Actions
Mop up will continue in Divisions A and W, with continued focus on a spot fire from the burnout and continued mop up of the burnout area. Division Z is in patrol status.
Projected Incident Activity
No expected fire growth
Weather Concerns
The temperature reached low 80's today, with moderate RH. Skys overcast with some smoke. Tomorrow temps predicted in low 70's with high RH as a cold front passes over the area.
Incident Contact
Guy Gifford
Email: GUY.GIFFORD@dnr.wa.gov
Phone: 509-990-6218
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
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