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North Mill Creek

Unit Information

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

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FINAL News Release

Current activity: The fire is contained, but is not controlled. There will continue to be visible smoke as unburned islands within the interior of the fire continue to burn. Crews will remain on the fire and will continue working on hot spots and monitoring the fire until it is controlled.

The Northeast Washington Incident Management Team 1 that has been working on the fire for the past five days will transfer command to the Colville National Forest’s Three Rivers Ranger District tomorrow, August 15th, at 6 am. The team has developed a detailed plan of actions to be used should the fire rekindle and pose a threat to people or property. The final acreage was modified slightly to reflect complete mapping through GPS tracks obtained by a person walking the entire fire perimeter.

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Road Closures: North Fork Mill Creek Road, Middle Fork Mill Creek Road, Rocky Creek Road and Bestrom Road.

Evacuations: None

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday August 08th, 2019 approx. 03:59 PM
LocationMill Creek - Project A-Z area
Incident CommanderTom Merritt NE WA Interagency IMT - Team #1
Coordinates48.676 latitude, -117.723 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel97
Size429 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory), Heavy Logging Slash

Significant Events

Minimal

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