Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114
July 24th, 2021
Yesterday, crews continued to work along the fire line, making progress to extinguish hot spots up to 500 feet around structures and 150 feet along the fire line. The majority of containment along the fire line is between 50 to 100 feet, with sections at 150 feet.
Today, crews will continue to conduct mop-up operations, increasing the sections of the lines towards the goal of 150 feet.
Crews were able to provide accurate mapping of the fire edge, bringing the final total of the fire to 815 acres in size. During initial attack of the fire, crews constructed over 8 miles of dozer line and a half of a mile of hand line. Where appropriate, these will be rehabilitated as containment continues.
All level 3 evacuations have been dropped to a level 2. Level 2 means to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Evacuation levels will be evaluated as conditions change.
Winds will form later today with gusts up to 17 mph, with low relative humidity, which has a potential to increase fire behavior. Interior pockets of fuels could flare up, creating small plumes of smoke and visible flames. Crews will continue to monitor the fire throughout the day for changes in fire behavior.