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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 FINAL Update

Williams Flats Fire Wildfire
News – 8/25/2019

Williams Flats Fire Update

- FINAL RELEASE -

News Release August 25th, 2019

Keller, WA – Full containment has been achieved and the focus of work now shifts to general rehabilitation of the site of the fire. Local authorities will continue to monitor and patrol the fire for the next several days. The final shift under the Type 3 Incident Management Team is scheduled to end and the fire management transition to the local district for patrol of the area is scheduled to occur at 6 p.m. today.

All evacuation orders have been lifted. Traffic on roads within the perimeter of the fire will continue to be limited to residents only and motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution when driving in the area of the fire and be mindful of firefighters still working in the area.

The Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 wishes to express sincere appreciation for the support given to our efforts by the residents of the Colville Reservation and surrounding areas.

Quick Facts

Incident Start:

August 2, 2019

Final

Incident
Size:

44,446 acres

Fire
Containment:

100%

Total

Personnel on Incident:

55

Resources

Crews – 2

Engines – 3

Ambulances – 1

Dozers – 1

Water Tenders – 1

Overhead – 4

Public and Fire Fighter Safety is The Number One priority

Do not enter into the area of the fire. Fire weakened trees can fall suddenly and hot deep ash pits can cause severe burns and are present throughout the burn area.