Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
ACTIVE
Last Updated
2 mins, 53 secs ago
Fire Start
Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:27 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-WACOF-001595
Fuels
Timber/litter
Dispatch Notes
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US Forest Service — Colville National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Thor Fire

The Thor Fire is burning approximately 5 miles east of Sullivan Lake in heavy timber and steep terrain. The fire was caused by lightning and discovered on August 13, 2022.

A full-suppression strategy is being used with firefighter and public safety the highest priority. The steep and rugged terrain in the immediate fire area poses a risk to fire crews on the ground. Heavy equipment and crews are actively working on improving indirect line such as existing roads and natural barriers. These roads and natural barriers provide a safer location with a high probability of success in stopping fire spread.

The fire is burning in an area where low to moderate fire activity does not pose a threat to any “values at risk”, including wildlife habitats, watershed areas, natural resources, recreation infrastructure, or private land. Fire is a natural part of the life cycle of the forest and the fire behavior exhibited at this time will provide some benefit to the forest landscape as it consumes dead and down timber and overgrown understory.

Smoke from the Thor Fire has been visible from Ione, Metaline and Metaline Falls, Priest Lake, Sullivan Lake and many other surrounding locations.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:00 AM PDT
Location
5 Miles east of Sullivan Lake Road
Incident Commander
Shane Robson - Type 3
Coordinates
48.819, -117.168
Size (Acres)
1,300
Fuels Involved
Timber Litter and Understory; Closed Timber Litter
Significant Events
Moderate backing; Isolated torching; Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue using equipment to improve roads as containment lines.
Projected Incident Activity
Continued smoldering and creeping with minimal fire spread.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Liv Stecker
Email: livia_stecker@firenet.gov
Phone: 1-509-720-7418
Hours: m-f 0700-2100
Fire Unit Information
Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Colville, WA 99114

Dispatch Center Contact

Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center (WA-NEC)

Colville, WA

509-685-6900

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