Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
OUT
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:50 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-WASES-000277
Fuels
Grass Timlitt
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 10/05/22 1250 | Control: 10/05/22 1250 | Out: 10/25/22 1235
Primary Fire Agency

Department of Natural Resources — Southeast Region

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Cow Canyon Fire

The Cow Canyon Fire was first reported on August 3rd at 2:45 p.m. approximately 1 mile NE of Wenas, WA. The fire is burning in grass, brush, and timber. Numerous ground and aviation resources responded in the initial attack phase. The fire exhibited a high rate of spread with moderate to high fire behavior due to a red flag warning and passage of a cold front bringing gusty, erratic winds. A Washington Department of Natural Resources Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire on August 4th and transitioned to a Type 2 Incident Management Team (PNW 12, Dimke) due to the rapid spread and heightened complexity of the fire.

Several firefighters and aviation assets from multiple agencies and private entities worked together to aid in the full suppression effort. At the height of the incident, there were 460 personnel assigned to the fire including numerous handcrews, engines, dozers, water tenders, and aircraft.

Two primary residences, one cabin, and eleven out buildings were confirmed destroyed on August 3rd. Evacuation orders were reduced to a level 1 in all areas of the fire on Sunday, August 7th. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Undetermined
Date of Origin
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:45 PM PDT
Location
11 miles north of Naches, WA
Incident Commander
Jeff Dimke NW 12
Coordinates
46.868, -120.81

Current Situation

Total Personnel
90
Size (Acres)
5,832
Containment
90%
Estimated Containment
Monday, August 15, 2022 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved
Grass, brush, timber
Significant Events
Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering stumps and logs.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Firefighters are mopping-up and patrolling. Fire suppression repair work is being completed to mitigate further impacts to natural and cultural resources. Firefighters will be available for any new fires in the area.
Projected Incident Activity
Fire activity is minimal. Transition back to the local SE Department of Natural Resources unit will occur at 0600 8/12/2022.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Cow Canyon Fire Info
Email: ryan.rodruck@dnr.wa.gov
Phone: 360-706-3121
Hours: M-F 8AM-4PM
Fire Unit Information
Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Washington
Ellensburg , WA 98926

Dispatch Center Contact

Central Washington Interagency Communications Center (WA-CWC)

Wenatchee, WA

509-884-3473

https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/CWICC