Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Colville, WA 99114
Kettle Falls, WA – Yesterday, firefighters completed a successful burning operation on the northern flank of the Bulldog Mountain Fire with assistance from air resources. Crews will look to conduct another burning operation on the southern flank to bring the fire down to the road.
Firefighters will continue to patrol and mop up along the northern flank and take actions to hold the remainder of the fire within containment lines. The removal of dangerous snags and chipping was finished along the South Boulder road and in the Davis Lake area to prepare those roads in the event that the fire moves out of its current footprint.
On the Mack Mountain Fire, fire behavior has remained minimal. Firefighters will continue to monitor and improve fire lines that are currently in place. Air resources will monitor both the Bulldog Mountain and Mack Mountain Fires for active fire behavior, while crews continue road grading around the fires for the next few days.
Today, the weather will be slightly cooler with higher relative humidity. There will still be active fire behavior but not as much as was seen the last two days. There is a cold front moving into the area today with possible showers lingering 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.