Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Bulldog Mountain
FIRE
5,490.0
acres
81.5 mi
NNW of Spokane, WA
53%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
20 mins, 40 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-WACOF-002348
Fire Start:
Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:08 PM PDT
Fuels:
Grass, Shrub, Tmber
Dispatch Notes:
Patrol status
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Colville National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Bulldog Mountain Fire

The Bulldog Mountain & Mack Mountain Fires started August 5, 2021 and are burning 20 miles north of Kettle Falls, WA on the Colville National Forest.  Northwest Incident Management Team 7 assumed command August 21, 2021 at 7:00 am.  The lightning caused fires are burning in steep, rugged terrain with limited access.  Area and road closures are in place.  Boulder Creek Hwy and State Route 395 remain open.  The incident command post is located at the community college of Spokane in Colville, WA.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday, August 5, 2021 3:00 PM PDT
Location:
20 miles N of Kettle Falls, WA
Incident Commander:
Nate LeFevre
Coordinates:
48.791, -118.271

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
121
Size (Acres):
5,490
Containment:
53%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Heavy Logging Slash
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Significant Events:
Overnight trace of precipitations (less than .05") has moderated fire behavior on the Bulldog Mountain Fire. Fire behavior includes smoldering, creeping, and backing, with isolate areas of surface fire spread
primarily on the southeast corner, and northern portion of the fire. Heavy fuels (log ends, concentrations, and stump holes) continue to consume due to drying effects of Summer drying.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Mop-up from burn operations on the south end of fire. Initiate clean up burning as conditions allow. Transition to local unit.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours:
Limited overnight fire spread expected. Heavy fuels (log ends, stump holes, and
concentrations) will continue to hold heat and consume in place due to dryness. Smoke
production will continue and can be expected to settle into valleys.
24 hours:
Seasonally warm and dry conditions will provide for slightly increased fire behavior and areas of fire spread within identified containment lines. Backing, flanking, creeping, and areas of active surface fire spread is anticipated. Primary areas with active fire behavior are on southern aspects. Preheated timber canopy with sufficient surface fire may cause isolated
torching. Heavy fuels (log ends, stump holes, and concentrations) will continue to hold heat and consume in-place due to seasonal dryness. Smoke production from fire activity will be visible in the general area.
48 hours:
Seasonally warm and dry conditions will provide for slightly increased fire behavior and areas of fire spread within identified containment lines. Backing, flanking, creeping, and areas of active surface fire spread is anticipated. Primary areas with active fire behavior are on southern aspects. Preheated timber canopy with sufficient surface fire may cause isolated
torching. Heavy fuels (log ends, stump holes, and concentrations) will continue to hold heat and consume in-place due to seasonal dryness. Smoke production from fire activity will be visible in the general area.
72 hours:
Continued warm and dry conditions will reduce surface fuel moistures on exposed aspects and wind favored slopes. Smoldering, creeping and isolated areas of surface fire spread are anticipated. Isolated torching is likely where sources of heat and a low timber canopy are likely. Heavy fuels (log ends, stump holes, and concentrations) will continue to hold heat and
consume in-place due to dryness. Additional smoke production likely due to increase in active perimeter and interior fire activity.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Cumulus clouds developed during the day over Bulldog Mountain and Mack Mountain but with less cloud coverage compared to Tuesday. Temperatures were a little warmer and the humidity was a
little lower as a result. Afternoon temperatures ranged from 55 to 65 degrees, and the humidity ranged from 38 to 48 percent. Winds were light from the north-northwest at 3 to 8 mph along the ridgetops.
The weather pattern changes little through Friday, therefore the temperatures, humidity and the wind forecast will be similar to today. An increasing southwest flow will bring warmer temperatures
and lower humidity this weekend through early next week. High pressure will also strengthen for dry and stable conditions.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Cheyne Rossbach
Phone: 208-907-1829
Fire Unit Information
Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Colville, WA 99114

Dispatch Contact

Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center | Colville, WA
509-685-6900
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/NEWICC