Devore Creek Fire

[8/30/19] Smoldering Fires Remain Active

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Hotter and drier weather this week, coupled with a few nights of low relative humidity, resulted in increased fire activity on the wildfires being managed on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Smoke from the 180-acre South Fork Fire, burning in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness about 14 miles northwest of Leavenworth was seen late Wednesday afternoon. The […]

[8/19/19] Fire that Burned 45,000 Acres in Mop Up

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Crews are starting mop-up on the Williams Flats Fire near the Colville Reservation and Lake Roosevelt, the largest wildfire currently burning in the state. It’s now 85 percent contained at nearly 45,000 acres. Fire managers said firefighters are holding containment lines, watching for unburned pockets in the fire perimeter. About 500 personnel are working the […]

[8/8/19] Latest Fire Information

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A wildfire burning on the Colville Reservation has grown to 25,000 acres or 28 square miles, prompting some mandatory evacuations. The Williams Flats Fire is burning about seven miles southeast of the town of Keller and was started by lightning last Friday morning. The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office has issued mandatory evacuation notices for some […]

[8/6/19] Current Fire Conditions

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The latest with fires in our region: Two small fires are burning in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west of Leavenworth and another is northwest of Leavenworth in the Chiwawa drainage of the Glacier Peak Wilderness. All three have remained small over the last two weeks, started by lightning in the late-July thunder cell that dropped […]

[8/2/19] Fire Danger Increases

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Here’s the latest with fire season in our area: The State Department of Natural Resources and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have increased their fire danger ratings from High to Very High for state and federal forest lands in North Central Washington. Douglas County crews responded to a brush fire in the Mansfield area yesterday afternoon. […]

[8/1/19] Stehekin Fire Handed Off

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An incident management team assumed command yesterday of the Devore Creek Fire southwest of Stehekin. Hand crews have completed 2.5 miles of saw work and brush clearance to improve the community protection line west of Stehekin, with about a mile left to clear. The fire, estimated at 150 acres, hasn’t shown much recent growth, though […]

[7/29/19] Devore Creek Fire Moving Slowly

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Forest Service crews started reopening a community protection line southwest of Stehekin due to the Devore Creek Fire. It’s estimated at 120 acres, burning in high-elevation timber, one of several fires started by lightning last week in the region. Kari Grover-Weir, a Chelan Ranger for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, said on Saturday a hotshot crew […]