Green Fire (Tunk) 


As of 8 AM July 30, 2020 all evacuation levels have been lifted on the Anglin fire east of Tonasket and the Green Fire east of Riverside.


Fire crews are still in the area.


Please use caution with outside activity it will be very Hot, Dry and Windy the next few days.

View 7-30-2020 UPDATE from:

Northeast Washington Interagency IMT Type 3, Team #2

Incident Commander Dean Kiefer



2020-07-29 8:00 PM

Today crews continued mop up operations and repairing areas effected by suppression efforts.


The Green fire is 90% contained and remains under a level 1 evacuation order.

Fire Size: Approx. 1480 acres


Initial Start: 07/27/20 at approx. 1600 hrs.


Location: 12 miles northeast of Riverside


Structures Lost: 0

Northeast Washington Interagency IMT Type 3, Team #2

Incident Commander Dean Kiefer

Information is being updated on InciWeb: and Facebook@NEWIMT3


2020-07-28 12:30 PM

The Green Fire (Tunk) is estimated to be at 800 acres, it is trailed and lined, NOT contained. 


The Level 2 that was issued yesterday has been reduced to a Level 1.


JH Green road is closed except for residents that live on JH Green road.


JH Green road is closed due to heavy fire vehicle traffic and poor road conditions. 


Crews will continue to work on the Green fire for a few days.


Persons are asked to remain clear of the area.


On July 27, 2020 at approximately 4:12 PM Okanogan County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report of a single vehicle collision off the roadway near 1298 Tunk Creek Road (near J H Green Road) and that it had caused a fire. 

The fire quickly spread to the north.  Level 2 evacuations were issued for Chewiliken Road, J H Green Road and surrounding areas. Both by Deputies and Okanogan County Alerts.

Okanogan County PUD crews worked on extinguishing power poles that caught fire to maintain power service.

At 5:30 PM a second fire started on SR 20, which diverted some resources away from the Green Fire.

As of 10:00 PM the fire was estimated at being 700 acres and forward progression had been stopped.

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