Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114
Tonasket, WA – Anglin Fire – Yesterday evening, firefighters completed all rehabilitation work and the Anglin fire was declared 100% contained. All fires being managed by Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 (NEWIMT2) were turned back over to the local jurisdictions at 8 pm last night. The fire burned 1992 acres.
Green Fire – Green fire is 100% contained at 1480 acres. Both fires started on the afternoon of July 27, 2020 and quickly spread due to high temperatures, winds and low relative humidity. Firefighters from Okanogan County, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and numerous federal, state and local agencies responded to these fast-moving fires.
Blue Lake One Fire – Yesterday, crews finished mop and rehabilitation work on the fire. The fire is now 100% contained at 73 acres. The Blue Lake One fire started July 30, 2020 and is located 8 miles north of Concunully, WA. Firefighters from Okanogan County and Washington State Dept of Natural Resources responded along with firefighters that were assigned to the Anglin fire.
NEWIMT2 would like to thank everyone in the Tonasket community for their support of firefighters and our team during our time here in Okanogan County.
Hot and dry conditions will continue across the region. The weekend remains dry, while a chance of showers and thunderstorms moves in with the next system for Monday afternoon.
For current evacuation orders please see www.Okanogandem.org . Click on the incidents tab and locate the specific incident. The Red Cross responded to assist affected residents. One firefighter sustained minor injuries during initial attack of the Blue Lake fire on Thursday.
Fire information and the incident command post is located at the Tonasket High School in Tonasket, WA. Fire information contact is Jeff Sevigney at (509) 993-2946 or you can also follow us on Facebook @NEWIMT3, and Inciweb @ https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6893/