Okanogan Complex

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Okanogan Complex

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Approximate Location

48.519 latitude, -119.662 longitude

Incident Overview

Map of the Okanogan Complex fire perimeter showing the contained fireline in black and uncontained in red

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Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 5 assumed command of the Okanogan Complex on September 10, at 6:00 a.m. The fire camp for the Okanogan Complex, which had been at the Okanogan county fairgrounds, has moved to the Omak stampede grounds. The fire camp for the Tunk Block and North Star Fires is also at the Omak stampede grounds.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 14th, 2015 approx. 10:30 PM
LocationFires immediately west of the towns of Omak and Okanogan.
Incident CommanderDave Leitch, Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 5

Current Situation

Total Personnel416
Size133,450 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 30th, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal backing, creeping and smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue with securing line, mop up, patrol and suppression repair

Projected Incident Activity

Sunday: minimal fire behavior and little spread is expected with cool temperatures and moist conditions.

Monday: minimal fire behavior and little spread is expected.


The Beaver Fire is consumed by the Lime Belt fire; its associated acreage, containment and cost will not change.

Agencies identified in joint delegation of authority include Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest, Spokane District BLM, Colville Agency, Okanogan Fire Districts 6 and 16.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A weak ridge built over the fire which resulted in drier and warmer conditions with slightly warmer temperatures. The relative humidity values were generally in the 50-60% range over the ridges and 30-40% in the valleys. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 70s in the valley locations and mid-50s to 60s over the ridges with winds fairly light, shifting to the south with gusts of 15 mph.

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