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Mack Mountain

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Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Colville, WA 99114

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Incident Contact

Cheyne Rossbach
Phone: 208-907-1829

Mack & Bulldog Mountain Fires 8-23

Mack Mountain Wildfire
News – 8/23/2021

Kettle Falls, WA – In cooperation withNW Team 7 and Ferry County Emergency Management, the Ferry County Sheriff’s Office has lifted all evacuation notices and orders related to the Bulldog Mountain and Mack Mountain Fires. The fires are not currently posing a threat to residential areas during this period of cool, wet weather.

The continued mild weather has kept fire behavior minimal and this pattern is expected to persist for the next several days. Warmer temperatures and slightly increased winds are predicted by the end of the week which could increase fire behavior.

On the Bulldog Mountain Fire the construction of direct containment lines along the fire’s edge is not possible in most of this steep and inaccessible terrain. Firefighters are building indirect containment lines where terrain and access permit, usually at some distance from the fire’s current edge. Additional work is underway to build contingency fire lines, which can be used if the fire escapes the primary direct and indirect lines.

On the Mack Mountain Fire, dozers continue to create fire line ahead of the southeast flank, with fallers removing snags along either side of the line. Masticators are being used on Deadman Creek Road to help tie the fire line into Albion Hill Road.

Citizens should remain vigilant and are strongly encouraged to sign up for alerts at  Ferry County Alerts.  Motorists traveling on the Boulder Hwy and SR395 should watch for heavy equipment and firefighters turning off and onto the roadway. Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. 

Smoke: Current weather conditions will moderate smoke impacts throughout the area today.

Closures: An area closure is in effect on Colville National Forest lands in the vicinity of the Bulldog Mountain Fire. For more information on area and road closures on the Colville National Forest, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd938379.pdf

Citizens are asked to stay clear of the fire area and adhere to area closures. 

While current weather conditions provide respite from the extreme fire potential present in northeast Washington, the forest will quickly dry out again in the many weeks of fire season ahead. Please continue do all you can to prevent wildfires.

The Incident Command Post is located at the Community Colleges of Spokane – Colville, 985 S. Elm Street, Colville, WA 99114.

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