Colville National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Colville, WA 99114
Kettle Falls, WA – Northwest Incident Management Team 7 will transfer command of the Bulldog Mountain and Mack Mountain Fires to the Colville National Forest tomorrow at 0700. This will be Northwest Team 7’s last update.
Yesterday, firefighters conducted a successful burning operation on the southern flank of the Bulldog Mountain Fire with assistance from air resources. Crews intend on burning along the southern flank again today to close the gap between the fire’s edge and South Boulder Road.
Crews 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 eastern flank is in patrol status.
Air and firefighting resources will monitor both the Bulldog Mountain and Mack Mountain Fires for active fire behavior, while crews continue road grading on Boulder Cabin Road and other roads around the fires for the next few days.
The cold front that moved into the area on Monday night brought cooler weather, higher relative humidity, and northwest winds with the possibility of light showers.
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.