Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nespelem, WA 99155
Hours: 8 am-9 pm
Keller, WA- The Williams Flats Fire started on August 2, 2019 after a band of early morning thunderstorms with lightning moved across the eastern portion of the Colville Indian Reservation. The fire is burning south of Silver Creek Road, within the designated Game Reserve. Roads have been closed to this area at Kuehne Road and Canteen Creek Roads and plus other roads which could access the fire area. This is for firefighter and public safety.
Steep slopes, limited access and primitive roads conditions have hampered containment efforts.
The public is advised to stay clear of closure areas due to firefighting equipment moving through the area.
Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the incident August 15th.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 02nd, 2019 approx. 04:00 AM|
|Location||5 miles Southeast of Keller WA|
|Incident Commander||Tim Love|
|Coordinates||47.98 latitude, -118.624 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday August 25th, 2019 approx. 08:00 PM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Short Grass (1 foot)
Decadent bitterbrush, light logging slash and light fuels are interspersed with ponderosa and mixed conifer overstory. Other more heavily logged areas contain ceanothus, other brush/grass species, and slash piles
Single Tree Torching
Hold/mop-up in all divisions, with particular emphasis to improve the line and isolate green unburned
fingers in Div I. Mop up and interior ignitions may continue in Div J and I. Suppression repair in Div
A/B/F and Div M is continuing.
A building ridge of high pressure will begin a significant
warming and drying trend over the fire. Tuesday's temperatures
will be similar to Monday's but then the warming and drying
kicks in. This trend is expected to continue through Wednesday.
The warmest and driest day will likely be Wednesday with poor
relative humidity recoveries possible Tuesday and Wednesday
morning. By late Wednesday afternoon, a cold front is expected
to pass over fire resulting in breezy conditions which will
combine with very warm temperatures and dry humidity levels.
The front will deliver with a small threat of a wetting rain
(around 10 percent) overnight Wednesday. Cooler and breezy
weather is expected for Thursday.