Skip to main content

Schneider Springs

Unit Information

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801

USFS Shield

This incident is no longer being updated.

PIO Map Sept 24, 2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

 A lightning storm blanketed the northern Cascade Mountain Range on the evening August 4 igniting a fire in the Schneider Springs area of the Naches Ranger District approximately 20 miles northwest of Naches, WA.  The fire grew quickly in the next several days in record hot and dry conditions, burning in heavy timber, standing dead trees, and very steep terrain that was difficult for ground resources to access.
 
The fire is now burning on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and lands managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. There is a temporary area closure in place for public and state lands in and around the fire area. Northwest Team 10 assumed command of the Schneider Springs Fire as of September 11, 2021.

The Schneider Springs Fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy. Firefighters and suppression resources will shift around the fire perimeter to protect communities and take actions with the highest probability of success.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginWednesday August 04th, 2021 approx. 12:30 PM
Location18 miles northwest of Naches, WA
Incident CommanderD. Thomas, Naches Ranger District Type 4 IC
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates46.84 latitude, -121.146 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel35
Size107,322 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained91%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Narrative:

Timber fuel models at upper elevations with closed canopy and heavy dead and down. Mid-elevations

are Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine timber litter with slash from prior management activities.

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Creeping

Narrative:

Large jackpots continue to smolder.

Outlook

Planned Actions

The fire is in the mop up and repair stage. Resources are no longer fighting the fire they are rehabbing handlines and dozer lines. They are pulling hose and pumps.

Projected Incident Activity

The interior of the fire will continue to creep and crawl with occasional flare up until the snow flies.