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Noisy Creek Fire

Unit Information

Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Colville, WA 99114

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Incident Contact

Noisy Creek Information
Phone: 509-447-7300
Hours: M-F 730-4p

Due to wetting rain, cooler temperatures and increased humidity the Noisy Creek Fire has been placed into patrol status. Crews will continue to be in the area removing equipment and patrolling. Please be aware that many hazards exist in the burned area and crews are reporting that trees are coming down everyday. Expect to see smoke from the interior of the fire throughout the fall and into the winter. Please contact the Newport Ranger Station for more information at (509) 447-7300.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 15th, 2017 approx. 08:00 AM
LocationOn the east side of Sullivan Lake, approximately 6 miles SE of Metaline Falls.
Incident CommanderLocal US Forest Service District
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates48.799 latitude, -117.261 longitude

Current Situation

Size4,000 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory), Closed Timber Litter. Dense timber, heavy dead and down material.

Significant Events

The fire pushed through the 2015 Grease Creek fire burned area on 9/3 and is backing down slope to the N.E. The fire is still above Forest Road 2200-400 which is being used as a containment line. There is about ½ mile of previously burned area from the 2015 Grease Creek Fire still acting as a firebreak to the South and East of the current fire activity. Slow, but active backing on the Northeast flank when the fire moves into high concentrations of dead and down fuels. Moderate creeping, backing, single tree torching has been observed.


Planned Actions

Continue to patrol the fire and pay special attention to the active fire burning on the Northeast side of the 2015 Grease Creek Fire as it moves towards Gypo Creek.

Projected Incident Activity

Patrol status and rehab


This fire has been transferred back to the local US Forest Service Ranger District Fire Management team and is in patrol status. For more information call the Newport Ranger District at 509-447-7300.