Bulldog & Mack Mountain Fire Update 8-11-21

Bulldog Mountain Fire:  Yesterday additional resources continued to arrive on the fire line and progress was made scouting control line possibilities.  Crews utilized helicopters to keep the fire growth minimal as firefighters on the ground continued to establish indirect and contingency containment lines.  Fire crews worked near the fire in a few areas constructing direct fire line.  Additional heavy equipment arrived and was deployed to assist in these efforts. 

Today much of the same type of work performed yesterday will continue.  Motorists traveling on the Boulder Hwy should be vigilant and watch for heavy equipment and firefighters turning off and onto the roadway.  There are 156 personnel assigned to the incident. There have been no injuries or structures lost.  Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. 

The Bulldog Mountain Fire started August 5. 2021, located 20 miles north of Kettle Falls. The lightening caused fire spread quickly due to low relative humidity and unseasonably dry conditions.  The fire is burning in heavy timber and slash.  Local crews worked hard the first several days conducting direct fire attack as well as identifying areas of the fire that indirect containment line is appropriate due to limited access.  Multiple aircraft assisted firefighters on the ground.  The fire is currently estimated at 2000 acres with 5% containment. Acreage increase is due more accurate mapping.

Mack Mountain Fire:  The Mack Mountain Fire started August 5, 2021 and is just south west of the Bulldog Mountain Fire.  The fire is still relatively small (approximately 50 acres) and has had minimal activity.  The fire area is located in steep, rugged terrain with limited to no access.  Fire managers are planning for future action when appropriate. 

Level 1 evacuation orders and road closures are in place. For current evacuation orders please see Ferry County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.  Boulder Creek Hwy and State Route 395 remain open.  For information on area & road closures on the Colville National Forest please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd938379.pdf   Citizens are asked to stay clear of the fire area and adhere to road and area closures. 

Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 (NEWIMT2) assumed command of the fire August 7th at 11:00 a.m.  Fire information and the incident command post is located at Kettle Falls High School in Kettle Falls, WA. Fire information contact is Jeff Sevigney 509 993-2946 or you can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/newimt3/ and Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7785/

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