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Bertschi Road Fire

Unit Information

Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926

Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: (509) 364-3438 ext. 205
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 7am-8pm

Highlighted Activity

07/24/2020 Bertschi Road Fire Final Update - July 24
The Bertschi Road Fire, located south of the town of Glenwood, WA., started on July 16 and its cause remains under investigation.  The fire organization managing the fire is “right-sizing” and...
News - 07/24/2020

This will be the last update on the Bertschi Road Fire. Please contact WA Department of Natural Resources at (509) 925-8510 after 4:00 pm today for further information.

Northwest Incident Management Team 10 (NWT10) will be transitioning the Bertschi Road Fire to a Type 4 Incident Management Team (IMT) today at 4:00 pm.   A small contingent of resources, including one task force leader, one strike team leader, one strike team of engines, and one twenty person crew will remain with the Type 4 IMT. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday July 16th, 2020 approx. 03:00 AM
LocationSouth of the town of Glenwood, WA
Incident CommanderAlan Lawson
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates45.937 latitude, -121.304 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel304
Size250 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday July 25th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Heavy Logging Slash

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Short Grass (1 Foot)

Significant Events

Minimal Smoldering


Planned Actions

Divisions A & Z will grid mop up and back haul. All resources on all divisions and equipment group, except those staying with the type 4 team will be demobed at end of shift.

Projected Incident Activity

No expected spread


This will be the final 209 for this incident. Transition to type 4 organization will occur at 1800 on 07/24. NW Team 10 would like to thank all agencies and cooperators for support during the duration of this incident.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Breezy conditions overnight.