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Cold Springs Fire

Unit Information

Colville Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Washington
Nespelem, WA 99155

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Incident Contact

Don Malone
Phone: 509 822-8125

Highlighted Activity

09/19/2020 Final Update 9/19/20
 Omak, WA – Yesterday firefighters continued their progress on repair work. Repair work is done to mitigate the damage that happened during initial attack and any other operations during the fire..
News - 09/19/2020
Map 9/16/20Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Cold Springs fire started September 6, 2020 at 9:45pm near Omak, WA.  The fire spread quickly due to strong winds and low relative humidity.  Local fire crews responded and provided point protection.  Multiple structures have been lost. Level 3 evacuations and numerous road closures are in effect.  Current evacuation orders and road closures can be found at www.okanogandem.org. Residents can call 509 670-5331 for Red Cross assistance.  The Okanogan Co Fairgrounds is available for livestock.  Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the fire September 8th at 0600 hrs.  The incident command post is located at the Omak Stampede. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday September 06th, 2020 approx. 09:45 PM
LocationOmak, WA
Incident CommanderDean Kiefer
Coordinates48.635 latitude, -119.818 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel82
Size189,923 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%

Recent Articles

Final Update 9/19/20 News - 9/19/2020
Morning update 9/18/20 News - 9/18/2020
Morning update 9/17/20 News - 9/17/2020
Morning update 9/16/20 News - 9/16/2020