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Whitney Fire

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 509-685-6900
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F

Highlighted Activity

09/16/2020 Whitney Fire Final Update - September 16, 2020
(Lincoln County, Washington) – Northwest Incident Management Team 10 will be transferring management of the Whitney Fire back to the local agencies at 8:00 am Thursday, September 17. As crews near..
News - 09/16/2020
3 firefighters dig through charred soil burnding during the Whitney Fire searching for smoldering debris to douse with waterImage options: [ Full Size ]

Beginning September 17, 2020, anyone needing information on the Whitney Fire can contact: (509) 685-6900.
 
Please check for changes to the current evacuation levels on the Lincoln County Sheriff's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WadeMagersLincolnCountySheriff 

Northwest Incident Management Team 10 appreciates the support and cooperation from the surrounding communities, agencies, fire districts, and other partnering organizations. Thank you for making our firefighters feel welcome. The sense of cohesiveness and positive attitudes within the community contributed to the successful completion of this incident.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CausePowerline
Date of OriginMonday September 07th, 2020 approx. 10:26 AM
Location6 miles NW of the Town of Davenport, WA
Incident CommanderAlan Lawson - NW Incident Management Team 10
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates47.707 latitude, -118.26 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel173
Size127,430 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateMonday September 21st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall grass, Brush, Timber

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to develop and improve line construction.

Projected Incident Activity

Control and containment efforts have limited exposures and potential for fire spread is expected to be minimal.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The temps will continue to be moderated by smoke and should remain in the high 70s. If the smoke clears a bit, temps could reach the lower 80s. Winds will remain light out of the northeast. Visibility will remain poor due to smoke.