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Walker Creek Fire

Unit Information

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

Incident Contacts

Tonasket Ranger District
Phone: 509-486-2186

Walker Fire
Email: 2021.walkercreek@firenet.com
Phone: 509-557-7257
Hours: 0500-9:00 PM

Walker Fire
Email: 2021.walkercreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-557-7257
Hours: 0700-9:00 PM

Highlighted Activity

09/20/2021 September 20, 2021 Walker Creek Fire Daily Update
Walker Creek Fire  FINAL News Release  September 20th, 2021 Tonasket, WA: Today and tomorrow, crews will continue to demobilize to be reassigned to another fire or returned home to their district..
News - 09/20/2021
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The Walker Creek Fire is back to the local districts, USFS Colville National Forest and Department of Natural Resources. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUndetermined
Date of OriginTuesday August 03rd, 2021 approx. 03:22 PM
LocationBonaparte Lake and Wauconda, Washington
Incident CommanderType 4 IC
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates48.778 latitude, -119.034 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel100
Size23,733 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Closed Timber

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Narrative: Mixed conifer timber consisting of Douglas-fir, western larch, Engelmann spruce, and lodgepole pine below 6,000. Sub-alpine fir, white bark pine, and lodgepole pine occur above 6,000. All timber types have ladder fuels with black moss/lichens that make for an easy transition to crown fire. Dead fine fuels, grass, and slash will increase surface fire spread. Most live fuels, except for red alder, are available to carry fire and fuel moistures will continue to drop with seasonal drying.

Significant Events

Minimal

Backing

Creeping

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Rehabilitation and patrol

Projected Incident Activity

Rehabilitation and patrol of fire.