The Whitmore Fire was started by lightning on August 3rd. It is burning southeast of Omak and northwest of the town of Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 03rd, 2021 approx. 08:30 PM|
|Location||Whitmore Fire is 7 miles west of Nespelem.|
|Incident Commander||Bobby Shindelar, NW Team 12|
|Coordinates||48.15 latitude, -119.134 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||75%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday August 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Grass, Litter, and Understory)
Widely scattered smoldering heat was observed.
Div-A/P/W/Z/M: Secure fireline within its existing footprint. Mop up as necessary to prevent fire escape.
Div-C: Secure fireline within its existing footprint. Mop up as necessary to prevent fire escape.
Div-F: Secure fireline within its existing footprint. Mop up as necessary to prevent fire escape.
Div-L: Secure fireline within its existing footprint. Mop up as necessary to prevent fire escape.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Continued isolated smoldering.
24 hours: Continued isolated smoldering.
Div-C,F & L are mopping up today, Div-A/P/W/Z/M are patrolling. A significant amount of resources will demobilize tomorrow (Thursday).
The IMT will continue support local initial attack as requested by the Agency.
Transfer of command to a local Type 3 Team will occur at 6:00 PM on 8/19/21.
The Pac NW is in-between weather systems today with just a few fair weather cumulus clouds about. Temperature were 8-10 degrees warmer, with highs mainly in the 70s and locally low 80s. Relative humidity was 25-35 percent and down about 10 percent. Winds were variable around 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
Thursday through Saturday: A weak wave Moving through B.C. on Thursday will result in increasing clouds and slightly higher winds down the Okanogan, and cooler temperatures. A much more potent storm system is expected Friday and Saturday. This storm will tap into deeper Pacific moisture and will result in scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms from late Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. These storms should be fairly wet. Temperatures will be cooler and winds will be gusty and erratic.