Smoke from the White River, Irving Peak, and Minnow Ridge fires will continue to impact local communities. Smoke dispersal is heavily influenced by weather and winds. The next few days will continue to be smoky, with some clearing Wednesday afternoon (9/28) through Friday due to a cold front moving into the area.
We have been getting lots of calls about the smoke impacting local communities from the White River, Irving Peak and Minnow Ridge fires burning 14-16 miles north and northwest of Plain, WA. There was increased fire behavior on Monday and Tuesday due to the hotter and dryer weather, and we may see the fires become a bit more active this afternoon as temperatures increase.="margin-bottom:0in;background:white">
White River & Irving Peaks Fire Update MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19THFire updates will be occurring about once a week, or as conditions change. According to the latest infrared map showing where heat is present, the White River Fire is ¼ mile from the Windmill Lane cabins on Windmill Lane. The fire is slowly backing downhill towards the road. Firefighting resources are trying to clean up the fuels between the fire’s edge and their containment lines, but the weather hasn’t allowed them to do much of that recently.
Actualización de los incendios White River e Irving Peak 14 de septiembre de 2022 – 9:00 AM Plain, WA – Los incendios White River e Irving Peak fueron iniciados por rayos el 11 de agosto. Queda por determinarse la causa del incendio Minnow Ridge. Estos arden en el Bosque Nacional Okanogan-Wenatchee.
White River and Irving Peak Fires Update September 14, 2022 – 9:00 AM Plain, WA – Lightning started the White River and Irving Peak Fires on August 11th. The Minnow Ridge Fire cause is undetermined. These fires are burning on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
White River and Irving Peak Fires Update September 12, 2022 Plain, WA – Lightning started the White River and Irving Peak Fires on August 11th. The Minnow Ridge Fire cause is currently undetermined. These fires are burning on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.