North Mill Creek Fire outside of Colville grows to 500 acres


The North Mill Creek Fire continues to grow. (Courtesy photo)

Ninety firefighters working on fire 12 miles from Colville…

The North Mill Creek Fire has grown to 500 acres after being reported at approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday. Currently firefighting efforts are being managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team and 90 firefighters are currently on scene. 

Location of the North Mill Creek Fire.

Air resources worked to slow the forward spread of the fire so that ground crews could safely work on ground suppression yesterday but erratic winds last night made it not possible to engage the fire. On Friday, fire teams scouted the fire and worked with equipment to create anchor points and begin containment lines.

North Fork Mill Creek Road, Middle Fork Mill Creek Road, Rocky Creek Road and Bestrom Road are currently closed. The fire is located about 12 miles NE of Colville.

At this time no evacuation orders are in place.  It is zero percent contained.