STICKPIN FIRE STATUS Acres Burned: 35,530 acres Cause: Lightning Structures Destroyed: None Closures: Deer-Boulder County Road 602, Colville National Forest Area Closure Evacuations: see below Containment: 0% RESOURCES Crews: 6 Engines: 33 Dozers: 6 Water Tenders: 22 Helicopters: 3 assigned Total personnel: Approx. 400 Injuries: 0
Current Situation: Firefighters continue to arrive to work on the Kettle Complex. Crews were able to take advantage of a second day of cooler weather and mild winds yesterday. Significant fire activity continued across the region yesterday and fire officials are working together to prioritize incident personnel and manage numerous incidents. Support teams from the Washington National Guard are arriving today. Medics and other personnel will assist fire managers to ensure safety of the public and firefighters on the Kettle Complex. A warming and drying trend is forecast for the next several days and fire activity is expected to increase significantly on Wednesday and Thursday on all fires in the Kettle Complex.
Stickpin Fire - Stickpin Fire is at 35,530 acres. Structure protection is the highest priority for the limited resources; firefighters are providing structure protection and looking for options to construct fire lines. Dozer and hand line construction continued yesterday in the Boulder Creek and Long Alec Creek areas. Yesterday, interior fuels burned near the northern perimeter on Togo Mountain. The fire has burned into the Togo Fire (2003) burn area. The fire is approximately 4 miles south of the Canadian border. Continued growth is expected today. Three helicopters arrived yesterday to support firefighting efforts. Public and firefighter safety is a significant concern, and incident management personnel are looking at all options for suppression. Fire crews from across the state are in place to assist Ferry County Fire District 14 with structure protection under the State Mobilization Act as approved by the Chief of the State Patrol and the State Fire Marshal.
Roy Road Fire – The Roy Road Fire is burning west of Republic and is approximately 120 acres. There are four homes threatened. A dozer line has been completed around the fire perimeter, however, the interior remains active. There is a significant amount of unburned fuel in the interior. The cause is under investigation.
Graves Mountain Fire – The Graves Mountain Fire is burning along Highway 20 in the Sherman Pass area and the smoke column will continue to be visible. The fire is approximately 1,300 acres. It started on Thursday during a thunderstorm from a tree falling in power lines. Firefighters have constructed a fireline on the southern perimeter near the BPA powerlines and are continuing to patrol and monitor the lines. The fire is burning in thick lodgepole pine in steep, rocky terrain.
Community Meetings: A community meeting will be held tonight at the Orient Community Church at 7 PM. A community meeting will be held at the Malo Grange on Tuesday, August 18 at 7 PM. Details will be available as soon as possible and will be posted on Inciweb. Evacuation Information: Updated Sunday afternoon.
LEVEL I Tonasket Creek RD, Aeneas Creek Road, Art Creek Road,Otis Road,St. Peters Creek, North Fork St. Peters Creek, Lambert, Wolfe Camp, Herron Creek, Fish Hatchery, Danville Area – HWY 21 all roads off the main hwy to mile marker 1 is LEVEL I, Danville-Curlew – HWY 21 all roads off the main HWY to mile marker 1 is LEVEL I Lone Ranch – HWY 21 to mile marker 1 is LEVEL I Boulder Creek-Deer Creek – HWY 21 to mile marker 1 is LEVEL I Long Alec – HWY 21 to mile marker 1 is LEVEL I
LEVEL II Hurl Burt Boulder Creek-Deer Creek – HWY 21 past mile marker 1 is LEVEL II Long Alec – HWY 21 past mile marker 1 is LEVEL II Danville Area – HWY 21 all roads off the main hwy past mile marker 1 is LEVEL II Lone Ranch – HWY 21 past mile marker 1 is LEVEL II
LEVEL III Currently NO Evacuation but can change at any time All of these LEVEL’s include any roads off of the main road. Boulder Pass is still currently closed. The Kettle River is open to float, but please stay away from the fire and be courteous of all fire fighters and fire trucks on the highway. There are no level three evacuations at this time however those numbers can change please monitor the Ferry County Sheriff’s office website for the latest information.
Closures: Deer-Boulder County Road 602 is closed; Highway 20 is recommended as an alternate. Colville National Forest is closed from the Canadian Border to Deadman Creek. All trails, roads, and access are temporarily closed due to extreme fire activity. No campfires, charcoal or chainsaw use is allowed.
Cooperating Agencies: Department of Natural Resources Northeast Region, USDA Forest Service Colville National Forest, Ferry County Fire Districts 13 and 14, Ferry County Sheriff, Ferry County, City of Republic, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Fire Marshal, US Border Patrol, Washington National Guard