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Sherwood Fire on Spokane Reservation burning 375 acres, prompts immediate evacuations

Level 3 evacuations are in place for the area of Drum Road and Cottonwood Road.

WELLPINIT, Wash. — A wildfire that sparked on Wednesday, July 21 is burning 375 acres of forest land on the Spokane Tribe of Indians Reservation in Stevens County. 

The fire is located about 2 miles northeast of Wellpinit, Washington, and is being referred to as the Sherwood Fire. It is 0% contained but is 30% lined. There is no reported structure loss.

Level 3 evacuations are in place for the area of Drum Road west of Wilkinson and Cottonwood Road. The evacuation also impacts everything within the fireline. Level three evacuations mean people in the area should get out now. There are roughly 20 homes and structures that are under level 3 evacuations.

A shelter is set up at Wellpinit High School.

Level 1 and 2 evacuations are in effect for the outside areas. Level 2 evacuations are issued for East of Wilkinson Rd. This includes the Boardman housing area.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Spokane Tribe of Indians are responding to the fire. 

THIS IS A NEW FIRE ON THE SPOKANE RESERVATION ON DRUM ROAD. This is a message from the Spokane Tribe. There is a fast...

Posted by Stevens County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, July 21, 2021