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Williams Flats Fire

Unit Information

Colville Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Washington
Nespelem, WA 99155

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Williams Flats Fire Daily Update for August 25, 2019

Williams Flats Fire Wildfire
News – 8/25/2019

Williams Flats Fire Update

News Release August 25th, 2019 Keller, WA – Firefighters have made excellent progress bringing containment to 97%. Today, crews will continue to strengthen lines and mop up in the northeastern section of the fire. The other sections are in patrol status. Today will be the heaviest day for resources being demobilized off the fire lines making them available to be reassigned to another incident and or return to their home unit. Fire managers expect to be able to turn the Williams Flats Fire back to the local jurisdictions this evening at 6:00 p.m. Weather: Dry and breezy conditions are expected on the fire area today as a dry cold front builds over the region from today onward through the middle of next week. Today’s weather is expected to be sunny in the morning becoming partly cloudy with a maximum high of 80° at lower elevations and 74° at elevations above 3,000 feet. Humidity will range between 26-32% with northwest winds 5-10 mph with gusts up to 15 mph.

Quick Facts

Incident Start:

August 2, 2019

Final

Incident
Size:

44,446 acres

Fire
Containment:

97%

Total

Personnel on Incident:

282

Resources

Crews – 9

Engines – 5

Ambulances – 2

Dozers – 1

Water Tenders – 8

Skidgens – 1

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.