Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Naches Ranger Station
Hours: MON-FRI 8AM-4:30PM
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 04th, 2021 approx. 12:30 PM|
|Location||18 miles northwest of Naches, WA|
|Incident Commander||D. Thomas, Naches Ranger District Type 4 IC|
|Coordinates||46.84 latitude, -121.146 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||91%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM|
Short Grass (1 foot)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
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.
Large jackpots continue to smolder.
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.