Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Colville, WA 99114
Kettle Falls, WA – Yesterday, firefighters conducted a burning operation on the northern flank of the Bulldog Mountain Fire. The weather and fuel conditions were optimal for the occasion and everything went well. Crews will continue to work on burnout operations today, with air resources monitoring and assisting where needed. The southeast flank of the Bulldog Mountain Fire has shown active fire behavior with the warm weather that the fire areas are experiencing. Firefighters will continue to patrol and take actions to hold the remainder of the fire within containment lines.
The removal of dangerous snags and chipping will continue along the South Boulder road and in the Davis Lake area to prepare these roads in the event that the fire moves out of its current footprint. Crews will also work on grading the roads around both the Bulldog Mountain and Mack Mountain Fires.
On the Mack Mountain fire, crews will continue to monitor and improve fire lines. Air resources will monitor both the Bulldog Mountain and Mack Mountain Fires for active fire behavior.
Today, the warmer weather will continue with low relative humidity and higher southwest winds later in the afternoon. The weather is expected to take a turn on Tuesday as another cold front moves into the area with possible showers going into Wednesday.
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 Colville National Forest is at IFPL level 3. Road closures remain in effect.
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.