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Spokane Tribe of Indians

Incident Command Center

FIRE NOTICE UPDATE 8/22/21 10:00AM

Updated: Aug 22

Good morning all,


STOI FMO Update: All evacuation levels regarding this fire have been lifted on the Spokane Indian Reservation. This means there are no evacuation levels in place for residents on the Spokane Indian Reservation. This is his recommendation based on evaluation of the fire direction, weather status and fire management status.


Fire update: THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE SOUTHWEST REGION-DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TYPE 2 TEAM: The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 assumes command as additional resources are anticipated to assist in firefighting operations for Ford Corkscrew Fire. Ford Corkscrew Fire Daily Update August 22, 2021

  • Acres: 15,720 acres

  • Personnel: 366

  • Cause: Under investigation

  • Containment: 44%

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021

  • Location: Ford, WA

  • Fuels: Timber (grass and understory); brush (2 feet)

  • Announcement: For structure status information, please email your name, contact information, and address of the property you are inquiring about to 2021.fordcorkscrew@firenet.gov or call 509-508-3311 between the hours of 8am and 8pm PDT. An agency representative from the Stevens County Fire District 1 will contact you as soon as possible. Additionally, Steven’s County Sherriff’s Office has updated the evacuation status map. If you have any questions about evacuation status, have your address ready, and please contact the Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 Public Information line at 509-508-3311.

  • Overview: The Ford Corkscrew Fire showed moderate fire behavior following overnight light precipitation over the fire area. Heat sources along the perimeter and interior showed minimal fire spread through backing and flanking fire. Crews continue to increase containment and are working diligently. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 is working closely with local partners and stakeholders to continue evaluating evacuation levels across the fire area. Residents are encouraged to stay out of evacuated areas for their own safety and the safety of the firefighters.

  • Fire Update: Wetting rains and moisture assisted with moderating fire behavior during yesterday’s shifts. With weather becoming warmer and winds picking up, fire is expected to be more active today. Pockets of unburned fuels could allow for some torching and spotting behavior. The crews will continue to monitor and mop up these areas. During last night and today's operational periods, resources continued to construct direct and indirect containment line and conduct point protection near values at risk. Firing operations occurred in some areas to remove unburned fuel between the fire edge and constructed control lines. Crews also continued mop up activities and patrolled containment lines. Resources also worked on the inventory and assessment of damaged and destroyed structures.

To view the information page dedicated to this fire, click the following link, Ford Corkscrew Fire Page To view the fire map and road closures, click the following link, Fire Map For rapid updates, click the following link, Stevens County Fire District 1 Facebook Page The Stevens County Sheriff's Office uses a program called Hyper-Reach to contact residents in the event of emergencies. If you are interested in these notices, click the following link, Hyper-Reach

Please be safe!


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