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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 15th, 2017 approx. 08:00 AM|
|Location||On the east side of Sullivan Lake, approximately 6 miles SE of Metaline Falls.|
|Incident Commander||Local US Forest Service District|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory), Closed Timber Litter. Dense timber, heavy dead and down material.
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.
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.