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Unit Information

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

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Map of the Sherwood Fire showing an 85% containment line and evacuation levels for August 1, 2021.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Sherwood Fire is located about 2 miles Northeast of Wellpinit, WA. It started on Wednesday, July 21st.  The fire is currently about 1 mile south of Cottonwood road and 2 miles west of Wilkinson road. After initial attack NE Washington Team 3 took command of the fire then transferred command to NW Incident Management Team 6 on July 25th at 6:00 p.m.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday July 21st, 2021 approx. 02:15 PM
LocationTwo miles north of Wellpinit, WA
Incident CommanderGrant Dennison, Incident Commander, Type 4 IMT
Coordinates47.912 latitude, -117.986 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel130
Size1,256 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and understory)

Timber (Litter and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue to mop up, monitor and repair suppression lines.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours:

Continue to mop up, monitor, and continue suppression line repair.

24 hours:

Continue to mop up, monitor, and continue suppression line repair.

48 hours:

Continue to mop up, monitor, and continue suppression line repair.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures rebounded with a roughly 10 degree increase over yesterday. Higher dew points from the monsoonal air mass and yesterday's light rain, however, have only resulted in humidity reaching 25-30% despite temperatures in the lower 90s. A heavy smoke presence from distant fires has also remained in the incident area as winds have generally remained 5 mph or less.

Tuesday and Wednesday will warm and dry further as temperatures climb to the mid-90s. A drier air mass will also return producing humidity in the teens. The lower atmosphere will be particularly unstable Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of low pressure arriving Thursday. This low pressure system may bring a round of wetting rains through Friday, but also with a very low chance of thunderstorms. Friday may also be rather windy with southwest gusts 30-35 mph possible.