State Fire Mobilization Authorized for the Rooster Comb Fire

Chelan County – State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Rooster Comb Fire located in Chelan County, near Wenatchee.  The Rooster Comb Fire is burning in grass and sage brush.  Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on August 29, 2021, at 6:45 p.m. at the request of Fire Chief Brian Brett Chelan County Fire District One.

The Rooster Comb Fire started on August 29, 2021, at approximately 4:49 p.m.  This fire is estimated at 150 acres and growing.  It is threatening homes and infrastructure.  Level 3 evacuations are in effect at this time.  The fire cause is currently under investigation.   

The State Emergency Operations Center at Camp Murray will remain activated to Level 2 to help coordinate state assistance for the Rooster Comb Fire.  Mobilization specialists from the Fire Protection Bureau have ordered 5 strike teams, aircraft and 3 hand crews the fire will be managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team.  State Fire Marshal’s Office personnel are both en route to the scene and working remotely to coordinate the dispatch of resources.

Under the State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan, the Fire Protection Bureau coordinates the initial dispatch and continued administrative oversight of resources and personnel for the duration of the mobilization.  The Mobilization Plan is implemented to provide a process to quickly notify, assemble and deploy fire service personnel, equipment and other resources from around the state when fires, disasters or other events exceed the capacity of local jurisdictions.  More information about the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan is available at: