Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114
Goddard Road Fire
News Release - July 25th, 2021
Rice, WA: 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 now 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. In areas where containment objectives have been reached, crews will work to disassemble hose lays, port-a-tanks and pumps and remove them from the fire line. As containment objectives are reached, crews will begin to demobilize and either return to their home districts or be reassigned to neighboring fires.
Level 2 evacuations are currently in place and will be reassessed as conditions change.
Southwest winds 3 to 7 mph will form later today, increasing this afternoon to 6 to 12 mph with gusts up to 23 mph, with low relative humidity. This 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.