18.1 mi
NW of Omak, WA
Fire Status:
Last Updated:
48 mins, 25 secs ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 2:00 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 12 hours ago

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The Muckamuck Fire started on August 4, 2021. It is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Conconully, Washington in the area of Pelican Pass and Muckamuck Mountain. It is on lands managed by the Colville National Forest. There are trail, area, and road closures in effect. 

The fire is in an area that has not burned in recent years. Decadent mixed conifer with dead and down materials are the primary fuel source along with open ponderosa pine, sagebrush, and cured grass meadows.

Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 9 (NWIIMT9) assumed command of the Muckamuck, Cub Creek 2, Cedar Creek, and Delancy Fires on August 25th. 

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Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 9:00 AM PDT
Approximately three miles northwest of Conconully, WA.
Incident Commander:
Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 9 (NWIIMT9)
Incident Description:
48.576, -119.832

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Brush (2 feet) Closed Timber Litter
Timber (Litter and Understory)

Primary carrier of the fire is timber litter with large wood and moisture stressed brush.
Significant Events:

Narrative: Interior smoldering, creeping fire on north end with occasional interior single tree torching.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue mop up operations and back haul any excess equipment.

Continue work on suppression repair in coordination with Resource Advisors.
Projected Incident Activity:

12 hours:
The south half of the fire is contained. There is still potential for increased fire activity on the north and northwest flanks that could pose a threat, indicating a continued need to secure containment lines. Spread to the north will be limited due to suppression action.

24 hours:
Spread to the north will be limited due to suppression action and containment will increase. Minimal fire behavior.

48 hours:
Minimal fire behavior.

72 hours:
Minimal fire behavior.

Anticipated after 72 hours:
Limited spread due to containment. Minimal fire behavior.
An FMAG has been approved.

Aviation assets are shared with the Cub Creek 2 and Cedar Creek Fires near Winthrop.

Acreage by ownership:
USFS: 7,834 ac.
State: 845 ac.
BLM: 1,329 ac.
BOR: 187 ac.
Private: 3,119 ac

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Synopsis for Sunday 9/05

Temperatures were slightly cooler behind the front today, as temperatures in the valleys reached the upper 70s to low 80s and ridges were in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Humidity was slightly higher with 33% to 43% in the higher terrain and mid to upper 20% range for the valleys. The westerly winds picked up in the afternoon with gusts to 25 mph.

Synopsis for Monday 9/06

High pressure builds over the region on Monday. Temperatures only warm slightly as the valleys are anticipated to reach the low to mid 80s and 60s in the higher terrain. The humidity readings around the area will be lower with the valleys getting into the low to mid 20% range and around 35% in the higher terrain. Winds are expected to be terrain driven throughout the day on Monday.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information Center
Email: 2021.muckamuck@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-557-0740
Hours: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Colville, WA 99114