Management of the Canyon Creek Fire was transferred July 19 to a Type 4 Incident Management Team. The 1,200-acre fire has been contained since Tuesday evening.
Winds from the west and northwest pushed the Diamond Creek Fire into an area of unburned fuel Wednesday afternoon, sending up a smoke column visible for miles.
The “big box” strategy of fighting the Bridge Creek Fire was called into question Aug. 16 during a community meeting at Inchelium School.
The Diamond Creek Fire has ballooned to 28,143 acres as of early Wednesday, Aug. 16.
A community meeting is planned at 6 tonight, Aug. 16, to update people on the Bridge Creek Fire, which is burning 13 miles north-northeast of Keller.
The Colville Confederated Tribes is closing reservation roads because of extreme fire conditions.
The Diamond Creek Fire, burning in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, has grown to 19,687 acres.
All fires have been prohibited in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
The state Department of Natural Resources is banning campfires and other fires on DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington.
The Diamond Creek Fire has grown to 12,525 acres and moved closer to the U.S.-Canadian border.
Thunderstorms moved through the Diamond Creek Fire area the night of Aug. 7-8.
UPDATE: At 4:24 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said the American Red Cross is setting up a shelter at Bridgeport High School for people evacuated from the fire on Highway 17. UPDATE: As of 2:59 p.m., Level 3 evacuation notices are being issued for homes east of Road K Northeast and south of Highway 17, said Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal. The fire is still being pushed by strong wind. UPDATE: A level 1 evacuation notice has been issued for a three-mile radius around the fire, which is burning on both sides of Highway 17 between Hays Road and Road K Northeast. LEAHY JUNCTION – Highway 17 is closed 19 miles west of Coulee Dam at milepost 120, Leahy Junction, to milepost 133 at the Mansfield turnoff because of a fire.
The Diamond Creek Fire continues to burn uncontrolled in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, with 8,678 acres blackened as of Friday, Aug. 4.
The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning calling for low humidity and gusty winds.
The Diamond Creek fire has topped 7,100 acres and continues to burn on the steep slopes of the Diamond Creek, Dollar Creek and Lost River drainages in the Pasayten Wilderness.
Worsening fire conditions and continued hot, dry weather have led the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to expand campfire restrictions, effective Aug. 4.