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.
Date of Origin:
Friday August 02nd, 2019 approx. 04:00 AM
5 miles Southeast of Keller WA
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday August 25th, 2019 approx. 08:00 PM
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
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.
Containment date was adjusted to 8/25/19. Acreage adjusted due to more accurate mapping.
Dry west to northwest flow will continue over the fire through the weekend with a subtle drying expected on Friday and slightly cooler than normal temperatures. This flow regime will also deliver increasing amounts of high and mid level clouds. By Saturday, a fast moving disturbance will track through British Columbia which will likely deliver breezy west winds,
specially over the ridges during the afternoon and evening. The weather regime will trend to warmer and drier conditions by Monday and this will continue through most of the week with little if any threat of precipitation. By midweek the higher elevations of the fire could experience poor relative humidity recovery values with very warm daytime temperature.
Hours: 8 am-9 pm
Fire Unit Information
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nespelem, WA 99155