Devore Creek
FIRE
679
acres
28.8 mi
WSW of Twisp, WA
3 months
time burning
OUT
Last Updated: 4 days ago
Incident #: WA-OWF-000362
Fire Start: Friday, July 26, 2019 4:34 PM PDT
Fuels: Timber
Dispatch Notes: Contain: 09/20/19 0600 | Control: 09/20/19 0600 | Out: 10/03/19 1600

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Lightning-Ignited Fire Burning in the Wilderness

This Devore Creek Fire is burning entirely within the Glacier Peak Wilderness, between 5,700 – 6,800 feet of elevation. Lightning storms came through the area on July 23 and 24, 2019. The fire was reported on July 26 and first observed at by aerial reconnaissance at five acres. Rapellers arrived within two hours of the initial report and the fire had grown to approximately 75 acres. They could not safety engage the fire directly due to its size, the extremely steep terrain, and the amount of fuel available to burn.

Fire Expected to Burn Until a Season Ending Weather Event

The fire has seen minimal growth in recent days, but due to the fire’s remote location and the heavy fuels it’s burning in, the fire will be on the landscape for the rest of the season. Days are getting shorter and the chances of active fire growth are diminishing but the fire could come back to life with an extended warming and drying trend. There may still be potential for the fire to become more active and grow as the season progresses, especially on warm, windy and sunny days. Increased smoke may be visible at times. Hot spots within the fire’s perimeter will continue to smolder until extinguished naturally by repeated rain or snow.

Devore Creek Fire Information:
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6463
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Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Location:
3 air miles southwest of Stehekin, Washington
Incident Commander:
Josh Verellen
Coordinates:
48.258, -120.716

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
3
Size (Acres):
463
Fuels Involved:
Dense stands that are a mix of Sub-Alpine Fir, Silver Fir, Douglas Fir, and Lodgepole Pine.
Significant Events:
Limited new growth during warm, dry weather days with some smoke visible in the immediate area. Internal smoldering continues. During cool, moist days there will be little to no new growth.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
A Long Term Strategic Operational Plan has been developed for the incident and will be implemented if fire conditions warrant.
Projected Incident Activity:
The fire will likely continue to smolder and creep in heavy fuels until a season ending rain or snow event.
Remarks:
Estimated cost: $1,058,000

Contact

Incident Contact
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-682-4900
Hours: M-F 7:45am to 4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801