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Babb-Malden/Manning Fires

Unit Information

Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926

Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 509-685-6900
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Highlighted Activity

09/15/2020 Babb-Malden and Manning Fire Update - September 14, 2020
Babb-Malden Fire Yesterday: Additional resources significantly increased containment efforts as a “surge mobilization” of cooperating agencies focused on extinguishing visible smoke and...
News - 09/15/2020

For information on the Babb-Malden and Manning fires contact: (509) 685-6900.

Babb-Malden Fire - Approximately 15,266 acres have burned on this fire and is now 90 percent contained. The fire has been turned back to the local units for management.

Manning Fire - 2,685 acres have burned on this fire and is now 90 percent contained. The fire was turned back to the local units for fire management.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday September 07th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM
Location30 miles northwest of Colfax, WA
Incident CommanderBob Gear
Coordinates47.282 latitude, -117.428 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel52
Size18,254 Acres
Estimated Containment DateTuesday September 15th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall grass, sagebrush, timber

Significant Events

Moderate smoldering, creeping, torching


Planned Actions

Suppression, triage, search continue

Projected Incident Activity

Fire is burning in difficult terrain with limited resources. Point protection is being used as the fire advances. Structures will continue to be threatened as fire continues to develop

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Winds transitioning from NE to SW will cause a change in slope and orientation on smoldering fuels increasing risk of active fire behavior near uncontained fire edge.