INCHELIUM  – The Summit Trail Fire started on July 12th 17 miles west of Inchelium after a lightning storm moved through the area. California Interagency Incident Management Team 10 is in command of the fire with Incident Commander Daren Dalrymple. 

Yesterday on the south end, firefighters built direct fireline with crews and indirect fireline with dozers. The fire progressed to the north and remains south of the Lynx Creek Road. On the southeast side, crews continued direct line construction and mopped up areas along the completed sections of fireline. Fixed wing aircraft and helicopters were used on a spot fire to the south. 

Today the priority is to construct line and mop up around the spot fire on the south end. The second priority is on the southeast side with continued direct line construction. Firefighters will also be on the southwest side with continued direct line construction. The control objectives are to keep the fire north of Bridge Creek Highway, east of BIA Road 73, south of Sitdown Creek, and west of Twin Lakes. 

The Reservation is currently shut down to industrial activities and the general public. The Tribes have imposed an Industrial Fire Precaution Level IV general shutdown, which closes all forest roads to the public. State and county improved roads (with a paved or gravel surface) remain open. 

Today will be warmer and dryer, high temperature 85-90, minimum relative humidity 15-20%, winds southwest 10 to 12 mph with gust around 20 mph. There is a chance for thunderstorms mainly southeast of the burn area both Monday night and Tuesday night. This will remain east and south of the Summit Trail fire area. 

The fire is in the jurisdiction of the Colville Confederated Tribes. 

Air quality information is available at  

SIZE: 4108 ACRES | CONTAINMENT: 0% | PERSONNEL: 218 | CAUSE: Lightning 

RESOURCES: Hand Crews: 6 | Engines: 5 | Heavy Equipment: 4 | Water Tenders: 10 | Helicopters: 1 Fixed Wing: 1 

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