Williams Flats
FIRE
44,446
acres
50.4 mi
WNW of Spokane, WA
100%
containment
CONTAINED
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Incident #: NWCG-6493
Fire Start: Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:00 PM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Keller, WA- The Williams Flats Fire started on August 2, 2019 after a band of early morning thunderstorms with lightning moved across the eastern portion of the Colville Indian Reservation. The fire is burning south of Silver Creek Road, within the designated Game Reserve. Roads have been closed to this area at Kuehne Road and Canteen Creek Roads and plus other roads which could access the fire area. This is for firefighter and public safety.

Steep slopes, limited access and primitive roads conditions have hampered containment efforts.

The public is advised to stay clear of closure areas due to firefighting equipment moving through the area.

Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the incident August 15th.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Friday August 02nd, 2019 approx. 04:00 AM
Location:
5 miles Southeast of Keller WA
Incident Commander:
Tim Love
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
47.98, -118.624

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
282
Size (Acres):
44,446
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday August 25th, 2019 approx. 08:00 PM
Fuels Involved:

Timber (litter and understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Short Grass (1 foot)

Decadent bitterbrush, light logging slash and light fuels are interspersed with ponderosa and mixed conifer overstory. Other more heavily logged areas contain ceanothus, other brush/grass species, and slash piles
Significant Events:
Minimal
Creeping
Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Building direct line, mop-up, and interior ignitions in divisions J and I. Patrol and suppression repair in A/B/F and M is continuing.
Remarks:
Containment date was adjusted to 8/25/19. Acreage adjusted due to more accurate mapping.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Dry and Breezy conditions are expected on the fire through this evening as a dry cold front passes through the area with cooler temperatures through Sunday. A ridge builds over the region Sunday onward through the middle of next week expecting dry conditions and warming temperatures with no chance of any precipitation through at least Wednesday. As temperatures rise next week poor relative humidity recoveries on mid slopes and ridges are possible.

Contact

Incident Contact
Information
Phone: 509-634-7341
Hours: 8 am-9 pm
Fire Unit Information
Colville Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Washington
Nespelem, WA 99155