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Thor Fire

Unit Information

Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Colville, WA 99114

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Incident Contacts

Liv Stecker
Phone: 1-509-720-7418
Hours: m-f 0700-2100

Don Malone
Phone: 509 720-7418
Hours: 0700-2200

Highlighted Activity

09/11/2022 Final Thor & Slate Creek Fire Update
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News - 09/11/2022

The Thor Fire is burning approximately 5 miles east of Sullivan Lake in heavy timber and steep terrain. The fire was caused by lightning and discovered on August 13, 2022. 

A full-suppression strategy is being used with firefighter and public safety the highest priority. The steep and rugged terrain in the immediate fire area poses a risk to fire crews on the ground. Heavy equipment and crews are actively working on improving indirect line such as existing roads and natural barriers. These roads and natural barriers provide a safer location with a high probability of success in stopping fire spread.
The fire is burning in an area where low to moderate fire activity does not pose a threat to any “values at risk”, including wildlife habitats, watershed areas, natural resources, recreation infrastructure, or private land. Fire is a natural part of the life cycle of the forest and the fire behavior exhibited at this time will provide some benefit to the forest landscape as it consumes dead and down timber and overgrown understory.

Smoke from the Thor Fire has been visible from Ione, Metaline and Metaline Falls, Priest Lake, Sullivan Lake and many other surrounding locations. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday August 13th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Location5 Miles east of Sullivan Lake Road
Incident CommanderShane Robson - Type 3
Coordinates48.819 latitude, -117.168 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,300 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber Litter and Understory; Closed Timber Litter

Significant Events

Moderate backing; Isolated torching; Smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue using equipment to improve roads as containment lines.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued smoldering and creeping with minimal fire spread.

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