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Mack Mountain

Unit Information

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 Update 8-27

Mack Mountain Wildfire
News – 8/27/2021

Kettle Falls, WA – Yesterday on the Bulldog Mountain fire, chipping of fuels along the northeast edge continued. Firefighters patrolled and took actions to hold the remainder of the fire within containment lines.

Work will continue today to chip woody material and remove dangerous snags along the South Boulder Road. Firefighters expect to complete chipping along the 800 Road on the east side of the Mack fire in the next two days. This work will prepare the road as a fire line in the event that the fire moves out of its current footprint.

Cloudy weather helped to moderate fire behavior yesterday. Today, slightly cooler and windier weather is expected as a cold front passed over the area last night. Even with these conditions, smoke may be visible as the fire continues to back down to the South Boulder Creek road.

Citizens should remain vigilant and are strongly encouraged to sign up for alerts at  Ferry County Alerts.  Motorists traveling on 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 comply with area closures. 

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

The Incident Command Post is located in Inchelium, WA. A spike camp will remain in place in Kettle Falls, WA to support the Bulldog Mountain and Mack Mountain Fires.