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Williams Flats Fire

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Colville Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nespelem, WA 99155

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Williams Flats Fire Daily Update for August 23, 2019

Williams Flats Fire Wildfire
News – 8/23/2019

Williams Flats Fire Update

News Release August 23rd, 2019 Keller, WA – Crews have continued to map the footprint of the fire and sized it at 44,446 acres. To put this into perspective, the total perimeter of the Williams Flats Fire is approximately 50 miles. Crews will be back on the line today continuing detection and mop up of small hot spots and fire line rehabilitation. The southern and western sections of the fire remain in patrol status. Some crews have begun the process of being demobilized off the fire line and are now available to be reassigned to other incidents and/or returned to their home unit. Weather: Today’s weather is expected to be sunny early, then becoming partly sunny with a maximum high of 86° at lower elevations and 79° at elevations above 3,000 feet. Humidity will range between 25 - 31% with South winds 2 -5 mph in the morning trending to Southwest winds 3 – 7 mph in the afternoon with ridgetop gusts to 12 mph.

Quick Facts

Incident Start:

August 2, 2019



44,446 acres




Personnel on Incident:



Crews – 15

Engines – 14

Ambulances – 2

Dozers – 1

Water Tenders – 9

Skidgens – 2

Evacuations and Closures: Evacuation notices issued for homes near the Williams Flats Fire by the Colville Tribes Emergency Services and the Ferry County Sheriff’s Office have been revised as follows: Level 1: • Areas south of Four Corners, • On or near the shoreline of Lake Roosevelt along the Ninemile-Hellgate Road.
The Kuehne Road area is not under any evacuation orders. There are no longer any “Traffic Control Points” as they were discontinued on Monday, August 12, 2019. “Road Closed” signs have been placed at these locations to keep unnecessary traffic out of areas where fire mop-up and rehabilitation are still in progress. Those areas where traffic is still limited are: - Kuehne Road south of the junction of Kuehne and Silver Creek; - The Ninemile-Hellgate road at Friedlander Meadow, just south of the junction with Silver Creek Road; and - Ninemile-Hellgate road south of Four Corners.