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Boulder Mountain Fire

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Unit Information

Washington 
Colville, 
99114 
Washington 
Colville, 
99114 

Incident Contacts

  • Boulder Mountain Fire Information
    Email:
    2022.bouldermountain@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    509-508-3389
    Hours:
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Boulder Mountain Fire update for Friday, Sept. 23

Boulder Mountain Fire
News - 09/23/2022

Boulder Mountain Fire

CUSICK, Wash. – In order to fully suppress a fire, all hot spots near the fire perimeter are located and extinguished by turning the soil as you would a campfire to put it out.  Firefighters are gridding the perimeter which is conducive to fully mitigating the possibility of reignition.  Gridding searches for small fires or hot spots by systematically traveling over an area on parallel courses or gridlines.  This ensures a cumulative assessment over the entirety of the fire line.   When firefighters clear trees and brush from roadways, the excess material is chipped.  This chipping continues to be utilised as a benefit to remove debris left over from mitigation activities and will be used to prevent erosion and other resource benefits.   Dense fog descended on the fire area which will lift to a cloud layer later in the day.  Visibility will be low until the afternoon when there will be a mix of sun and clouds.  Winds will remain slight with gusts up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Safety: Safety of firefighters and members of the public are our first priority.  All hunters are encouraged to become familiarized with the USFS closure area, don personal protective equipment and practice safe hunting practices as forest grouse season gets under way.

Closures: An area closure remains in place for the Boulder Mountain Fire on the Colville National Forest. For a map and complete description of the closure area, including a list of trails and roads, go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/colville/alerts-notices.

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