Wildfire Incident Information
45% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
1 week ago
Fire Start
Saturday, July 29, 2023 7:03 AM PDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
PATROL STATUS | Contain: 08/17/2023 16:47
Primary Fire Agency

Department of Natural Resources — Northeast Region

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 months ago

The fire is burning just west of Oroville, Wash. on lands managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Spokane District – Bureau of Land Management and has crossed into Canada. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. The Team’s top priority is public and firefighter safety, and they are using a full suppression strategy to contain the fire as small as possible, as safely as possible.

Northwest Incident Management Team 7 is currently managing the fire. Ongoing coordination with the British Columbia Wildfire Service will seek to tie in firefighting efforts on both sides of the border.

For up-to-date information on wildfire closures and evacuations, follow Okanogan County Emergency Management at https://okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/


Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 4, 2023 12:36 PM UTC
Incident Type
Currently under investigation
Fire Discovered
Sat, Jul 29, 2023 2:03 AM UTC
Approximately 3/4 mile to the West of the town of Oroville, North to the Canadian Border near the town of Osoyoos
Incident Commander
Northwest Incident Management Team 7 (Type 2). Incident Commander Nate LeFevre
Incident Description
The Eagle Bluff Fire is exhibiting moderate fire behavior including short runs, flanking, torching and short-range spotting.
48.888888888889, -119.46944444444

Current Situation

Total Personnel
16,428 Acres
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot), Brush (2 feet), Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

For the most current information regarding evacuations: https://okanogancounty.org/government/emergency_management/active_incidents.php

Current Evacuation Orders in Effect:

The Loomis-Oroville Road is still CLOSED due to guardrail damage, rocks rolling off the hillside, and fire equipment and personnel on the roadway from Oroville to Nighthawk.

Blue Lake Road is CLOSED from Golden Road to Wannacut Lake.

Ellemeham Mountain Road is CLOSED at Golden Road.

The Red Cross Shelter at the Oroville High School is CLOSED due to no immediate evacuations.

If anyone has received damage or lost structures, please call Okanogan County Emergency Management and report it at 509-422-7206.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Direct line construction, secure control lines, and patrol.
Projected Incident Activity

48 hours: Thunderstorms expected to arrive Friday with the potential for gusty outflow winds and lightning.