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Greenhouse Fire

Unit Information

Colville Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nespelem, WA 99155

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The Greenhouse Fire started on July 23, 2020 on land managed by the Colville Confederated Tribes.  The fire is located east of Columbia River Road, west of Hwy 155 and north of Nespelem, Washington.  It is burning in tall grass, sage, bitter brush and timber.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 23rd, 2020 approx. 02:40 PM
Location1 mile SW of Nespelem, Washington
Incident CommanderAdam Bearcub
Coordinates48.136 latitude, -119.038 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel134
Size5,146 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot), Timber (Grass and Understory), and Brush (2 feet).

Primarily burning in grass and grass/shrub fuels (GR2/GS2) occupy lower elevations. Some patchy, scattered timber with litter (TL8) at higher elevations. Measured live fuel moistures of 100% in local area. Grass fuels are fully cured. All fuels are dry, with local ERC nearing 90th percentile conditions.

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering.

Minimal interior isolated fire activity that is confined to higher terrain in shrub fuels and timber litter.


Planned Actions

Cold trial, mop up lines. Patrol around structures. Patrol critical areas.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal fire activity. Very hot and dry.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Excessive heat warning through Friday night. High temperatures over 100 in the forecast, threat of dry thunderstorms Thursday night into Friday, and Friday night into Saturday morning. Pre-then-post front wind potential next couple of days.

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