Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114
Public Information Officers
Hours: M-Sun 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Northwest Incident Management Team 6 will be transferring management of the Pearl Hill Fire to a Type 3 team led by Incident Commander David Nalle on Wednesday morning. The Apple Acres Fire will transition to a local Type 4 organization consisting of DNR, USFS, and BLM personnel. The incoming firefighters will be shadowing the outgoing team members today for a seamless transition tomorrow. Firefighters from both fires will be based at Chelan High School.
As the fires near full containment, and even after full containment is achieved, interior pockets of fuel may continue to burn. As conditions change, smoke may become more visible at times. Smoke observed within the fire area is to be expected and will be no cause for alarm. Firefighters are working to mop up all hot spots near structures and inside the fire area within at least 100 feet of the outer edges of the fire.
Fire behavior will be reduced after last night’s rain. A low-pressure area is expected to pass through this area on Friday, bringing a chance for showers and possible breezy westerly winds, further reducing the amount of smoke in the air.
This will be the final written update regarding the Pearl Hill and Apple Acres fires unless conditions change.
For continued information regarding closures and evacuation levels, please check with the Chelan County Emergency Management Facebook page for Apple Acres Fire (https://www.facebook.com/CCSOEM/ ) and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Facebook page for the Pearl Hill Fire (https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountySheriffsOfficeWA).
Team 6 appreciates the cooperation and support of the surrounding communities, agencies, fire districts, and school districts. The sense of cohesiveness and productive attitudes within the community contributed to the successful completion of this incident. Thank you for the welcome you provided to our firefighters.
Fires at a Glance
Pearl Hill Fire – 223,730 acres
Apple Acres Fire – 5,753acres
Pearl Hill Fire - 90%
Apple Acres Fire – 97%
Location: Pearl Hill Fire is located at Bridgeport, WA. Apple Acres Fire is located four miles north of Chelan, WA.
Total Assigned Personnel: 193
Dozers – 1
Type 2 Crews – 4
Engines – 17
Water Tenders 3
NOT STAFFED AFTER TODAY
RED CROSS SERVICES:
Staffed 24 hours
Fire Info via InciWeb:
for Pearl Hill Fire.
for Apple Acres Fire.
Facebook: Northeast Washington Fire Information
PEARL HILL AND APPLE ACRES INCIWEB AND FACEBOOK SITES WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED.