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Inchelium Complex

Unit Information

Colville Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nespelem, WA 99155

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This incident is no longer being updated.

Three fires with minimal fire activity in a mix of timber and brush on the Colville Indian Reservation comprise the Inchelium Complex: the Inchelium Highway Fire, Fry Fire and Kewa Field Fire. The cause of the fires remains under investigation.  The fire is now a type 4 complexity fire and will be managed by the Colville Administration. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseTrained Fire Investigators Have Determined The Inchelium Complex To Be Started By Human Activity; However, Investigating Wildland Fires Is A Legal Process That Requires The Specific Fire Cause To Remain Confidential Until The Process Is Complete.
Date of OriginMonday September 07th, 2020 approx. 05:15 PM
Incident CommanderJason Fulfer (Type 4 IC)
Incident DescriptionComplex
Coordinates48.331 latitude, -118.198 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel60
Size19,399 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, Brush, Grass

Significant Events

Fire behavior on all fires are minimal, with smoldering and consumption of heavy fuels within containment lines.


Planned Actions

Patrol fire line and structures for hot spots. Repair dozer lines.

Projected Incident Activity

The fire area is smoldering within direct control lines. Limited smoke production from isolated areas of fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

No Longer Updated