Washington Fire’s Update

Washington Fire’s Update

Fire Update | Northeast Washington Fire Information

The Colfax Fire, Manning Fire and Babb’s/Malden Fire started on Monday, September 7th. The Colfax Fire is contained. Damage assessments for the towns of Malden and Pine City are completed. The information is updated below. 

Today’s weather is expected to be clear with E winds 5-10 mph and becoming SW 3-5 mph in the afternoon and temperatures reaching near 88.

Last Night’s Operations: Crews patrolled last night on both the Babb/Malden and Manning Fires.

Today’s Operations:

  • Manning Fire: Control lines are in place and crews will focus on hotspots and mop up operations.
  • Babbs/Malden Fire: Operations will be continuing to identify hazards in the town of Malden and Pine City. Crews are continuing to build and strengthen control lines. 

Safety Message: Pine City-Malden Road is currently closed from the Westside of Pine City to the Eastside of Malden. The communities of St. John, Sunset, Thornton and Ewan are at level 2 evacuations. Please refer to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Facebook page for more information on closures and evacuations.


Colfax Fire

Containment: 100%

Cause: Under Investigation

Estimated Size: 5 acres

Destroyed Structures: 3 single family residences and 1 shop


Manning Fire

Containment: 25%

Cause: Under Investigation

Estimated Size: 3063 acres

Destroyed Structures: 3 single family residences, 1 other structure and 1 historical bridge was burnt and destroyed.


Babb/Malden Fire

Containment: 0%

Cause: Under Investigation

Estimated Size: 17,781 acres

Damaged Structures: 4 single family residences

Destroyed Structures: 121 single family residences, 8 commercial properties and 94 other structures



Total Personnel: 115

Engines: 25

Strike Teams: 5

Dozers: 3

Water Tenders: 20

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