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Pearl Hill Fire

Unit Information

Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114

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The Pearl Hill Fire started September 7, 2020 at 3:39 AM near Bridgeport, 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.  No injuries have been reported.  Level 3 evacuations and numerous road closures are in effect. Current evacuation orders and road closures can be found at Residents can call (509) 670-5331 for Red Cross assistance.  The North Central Washington Fairgrounds  in Waterville is available for livestock. They can be reached at (509) 745-8480.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday September 07th, 2020 approx. 03:39 AM
LocationBridgeport & Mansfield, WA
Incident CommanderShawn Sheldon, Northwest Incident Management Team #6
Coordinates48.056 latitude, -119.484 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel100
Size223,730 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained94%
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet) and Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Significant Events

Fire behavior limited to smoldering of heavy fuels within the current perimeter. Slight bit of rain overnight raised humidity levels and reduced smoke.


Planned Actions

Mop up to standards, watch for rollout onto the road. Secure and mop-up around structures.

Projected Incident Activity

No movement or spread. Activity limited to smoldering.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Light showers early Tuesday morning helped thin our canvas of thick smoke. This allowed more sunshine to penetrate the smoke resulting in warmer temperatures compared to Monday. Humidity levels varied based on elevation with the Plateau experiencing the lowest humidity of the day. High Temps: 78-83 RH: 25-28% Plateau 34-36% Columbia Breaks. Winds Upslope 1 to 4 mph. On the Plateau, southeast 5 to 9 mph. Forecasted Weather: High pressure will be over the region Wednesday bringing stable weather conditions and light winds. Areas of smoke will remain present but should thin enough to allow temperatures to warm back into the upper 70s to 80s. High temps: 79-84 RH: 24-27% Plateau. 32-35% Columbia Breaks. Winds: Upslope 1 to 4 mph. On the Plateau, southeast 6 to 10 mph.