Prescribed burn near Nespelem


Last updated 5/19/2021 at 12:22pm

If you see smoke north of Coulee Dam, there's no need to be alarmed as it is a prescribed burn near Chuweah Creek near Nespelem conducted by Mt. Tolman Fire Center.

The fire center is close to a target goal of 5,000 acres of prescribed burning this year, according to Mt. Tolman's Lead Dispatcher Debbie Caudell, with prescribed burns this year having taken place near Mt. Tolman, the Swawilla Basin, Omak Lake, and the Straydog area near Inchelium.

The prescribed burns target vegetative fuel that could otherwise be burned from wildfires, and have weather and crew requirements to take place.


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