Firefighters were expected to contain the U.S. portion of a small fire on the Canadian border by Tuesday (April 21), the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release.
The fire is north of Chopaka Mountain on lands managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management. U.S. and Canadian crews have been involved fighting the blaze.
The incident resulted from a prescribed burn initiated by private landowners in Canada on April 11, the Forest Service said. British Columbia wildfire managers initiated suppression actions on April 19.
Resources assigned to the U.S. portion of the fire include two engines and firefighters from the Tonasket Ranger District as well as the Entiat Hotshots, the Forest Service said. About 2.3 acres of the fire are in the United States. On the Canadian side, the fire is about 200 acres and staffed with firefighters supported by a helicopter.
Firefighters in Canada implemented burnout operations Monday afternoon, according to the press release. High temperatures, low relative humidity levels and steep slopes are all factors.