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Sheep Creek Fire

Unit Information

Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
765 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114

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Incident Contact

Megan Hill
Email: sheepcreekfire18@gmail.com
Phone: 5099395216

Highlighted Activity

08/09/2018 August 9 Update
Northport, WA - PUBLIC AND FIRE FIGHTER SAFETY IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. The NE Washington Type 3 Incident Management Team asks the public to avoid Sheep Creek road and surrounding areas due to...
News - 08/09/2018
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The fire is burning on private land through areas of mixed conifer with pockets of heavy logging slash and standing dead timber. Primary and contingency dozer and hand lines have been established. Burnout tactics are being used to contain the fire within Flagstaff and Sheep Creek roads. Smoke will be observed during the burnout operations. The Washington National Guard is engaged with fire crews on the line. Fire officials will continue to use air support to help suppression and containment efforts.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday July 30th, 2018 approx. 01:07 PM
LocationSheep Creek area near Northport WA
Incident CommanderAndrew Stenbeck/Jim Corvino(t) NE Washington Interagency IMT Team 3
Incident DescriptionUnknown
Coordinates48.952 latitude, -117.856 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel346
Size458 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Estimated Containment DateFriday August 17th, 2018 approx. 05:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory), medium logging slash, closed timber litter

Significant Events

moderate, creeping, flanking, smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to secure and mop up while mitigating aerial hazards

Projected Incident Activity

high potential for movement and fire growth driven by high heat, low humidity, topography, fuels, fire behavior and spotting due to re-burn and spot fire potential

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot dry and windy with a chance of thunderstorms today and through the weekend.