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Unit Information

Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926

Incident Contacts

Local BLM office
Phone: 509-665-2100

Ben Shearer
Phone: 509 903 5777
Hours: 7AM - 10PM

 As of 12PM on 08/12/22 this fire was turned over to the local BLM office.  A type 4 IC is on scene and 2 hand crews remain on scene for monitor and patrol status.  All road closures and evacuation levels related to this fire have been lifted.  The Nature Conservancy area remained closed at this time. Contact the local Bureau of Land Management office for questions or information about this incident.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 08th, 2022 approx. 03:15 PM
LocationDouglas Creek, 8 miles SE of Waterville, WA
Incident CommanderJosh Dominguez
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates47.533 latitude, -119.919 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel64
Size6,944 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained86%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday August 16th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal Zero to minimal growth of the fire. Interior fuels continue to smolder.


Planned Actions

Transition the fire back to the local jurisdictions type 4 IC. Patrol and maintain containment lines and take advantage of direct strategy where ever possible. Reinforce existing control lines to limit additional acreage. Maintain personnel in a state of readiness for initial attack. Complete demobilization of the type 3 IMT organization.

Projected Incident Activity



This incident has been turned over to the local BLM unit.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued increasing temperatures, reducing RH and breezy wind conditions throughout the next operational period