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Diamond Creek September 26 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 26, 2017 - 10:20am
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Total Personnel: 75 Acres: 127,498 total acres Cause: Under Investigation Containment: 79% Start Date: July 23, 2017 Note: The containment reflects the percent of operational objectives completed. Evacuation order lifted and additional road openings in Diamond Creek Fire area Update: Yesterday, resources completed excavator suppression repair work in the Ruffed Grouse area. South of the fire area, an excavator also worked on primary dozer line. One hand crew continued piling and chipping, while additional suppression repair work was done in the area of Ortell Creek. During a recon flight yesterday; personnel monitored fire activity at Monument Creek, Pat Creek, and the Tungsten Mine area. Minimal movement of the fire was seen in the Pat Creek and Tungsten Mine area; while Monument Creek showed slightly more activity due to the rise in temperature and lower humidity levels. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada...

Norse Peak Fire update for Septamber 26, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 26, 2017 - 9:35am
Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak) and 3,853 (American) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak) and 99% (American). Total Personnel: 125 which includes 3 Crews and 4 Engines. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The southeast side of the fire is under the command of the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. The northwest side of the fire is under the command of a Type 3 organization with the Incident Command Post located at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. Norse Peak Fire: On the northwest side of the fire, cleanup and fire suppression restoration work continues along Forest Road 70. Fire personnel are monitoring the active portion of the fire adjacent to State Route 410. American Fire: Any fire activity is expected to be minimal. 99% of the indirect lines are complete....

Updated Closure Area September 25 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 26, 2017 - 9:13am
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREFOREST SERVICEOKANOGAN WENATCHEE NATIONAL FORESTMETHOW VALLEY RANGER DISTRICTORDER NO. 06-17-04-17- DIAMOND CREEK FIRE CLOSUREPursuant to 16 USC § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50 (a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Methow Valley Ranger District of the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. This Order supersedes Order #06-17-04-17-17 and Order #06-17-04-17-1019, both signed on September 7, 2017 by Michael R. Williams as well as Order #06-17-04-17-1021, signed on September 15, 2017 by Michael R. Williams and is effective until October 15, 2017, unless rescinded, whichever is earlier. PROHIBITIONS: Entering into or being upon National Forest System lands as described below and depicted in Exhibit A. [36 CFR § 261.53(e)].Being on any National Forest System road as described below and depicted in Exhibit A. [36 CFR § 261.54(e)].Being on any National Forest System closed trail, as displayed...

Sept 26 Fire Update and trail closure reduction (Jack Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 26, 2017 - 7:57am
Acres: 3,724 Containment: 0% Start Date: August 11, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: 10 miles WSW of Leavenworth, WA Inciweb: http://tinyurl.com/JackCreekInciweb Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackCreekFire/ Fall like weather reduces fire activity and allows for reduction in fire area closures Due to decreased risk to public the Jack Creek Fire closure area will be reduced to allow access to recreational areas. Beginning Wednesday September 27th, the Colchuck Lake, Meadow Creek, Snowwall, Blackjack Ridge, Jack Ridge and Trout Lake trails will open. Eightmile and Stuart Lake permit zones will remain closed along with the Van Epps and Jack Creek trail between Stuart Pass and the Meadow Creek Junction. See Closure Order and Map Smoke and active fire may be visible within the fire perimeter until the area receives a season ending event such as wetting rain or significant snow fall. Fire managers will continue to monitor fire activity and assess the area for safety and adjust...

Road Closure and Evacuation Update September 25 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 25, 2017 - 9:00pm
Closures: AREA CLOSURE STILL IN EFFECT. Most roads on the south side of Diamond Creek Fire are now open, effective September 26, 2017. Maps have been posted to the Diamond Creek Fire InciWeb and Facebook pages. The Area Closure boundary has not changed.The following roads remain closed:· 5130-000 Road (Eightmile Creek Road) from approx. 2 miles above Honeymoon Campground to Billy Goat Trail Head· 5227-100 Road (Yellow Jacket Road)· 5225-650 Road Evacuation Alert Level Removed: Due to Diamond Creek’s minimal fire behavior, cooler temperatures, higher humidity, fall-like weather conditions and completion of the primary fire line, the Level 1 Alert has been removed for Lost River, Mazama, and Rendezvous areas. Persons should be aware that there still is a countywide burn ban in affect and should check with US Forest Service and DNR for additional fire

American Ridge Fire Closure update (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 25, 2017 - 11:51am
Description of Area Closure: Starting at the junction of State Route 410 and a location approximately one mile northeast of Lodgepole Campground head directly south along the west section line of Section 25, Tl 7N. R.11 E.; continue onto the west section line of Section 36 to its Southwest comer; head directly east along the south section line of Section 36, T. l 7N. R.11 E. to the Northwest comer of Section 5, T. l 6N. Rl 2E.; follow the west section line of Section 5, T. l 6N. Rl 2£. directly south to its southwest corner; follow the south section line of Section 5, T. l 6N. R l 2E. due east to its junction with the northwest corner of Section 9, T.16N. R. l 2E.; head directly south along the west section line of Section 9, T.16N. R.12E. to its Southwest comer; follow the south section line of Section 9, T.16N. R.12E. east 2.5 miles to the its junction with the William 0. Douglas Wilderness boundary; continue approximately 2 miles in a northeast direction along the William 0....

Norse Peak Fire closure update (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 25, 2017 - 11:30am
Description of Area Closure: Starting at the junction of State Route 410 and the Forest Road 426 (Vicinity of Indian Flats or Section 7, T. l 7N., R.14E.); continue along FS Road 426 to its junction with FS Trail 955; continue on FS trail 955 to its junction with FS trail 952; follow FS trail 952 west to its junction with the Norse Peak Wildness boundary (Section 6, T.l 7N. R. 13£.); continue on the Norse Peak Wilderness boundary to the vicinity of the Raven's Roost; follow the Norse Peak Wilderness boundary to where it intersects with Section line 25 (Section 25, T.18N. R.12E.); head directly north along Section line 25 to its junction with the Norse Peak Wilderness boundary; continue along the Norse Peak Wilderness boundary to its junction with the Naches Ranger District boundary in the vicinity of Government Meadows (Section 2, T.l 8N. R. I IE.); follow the Naches Ranger District Boundary (also Pierce and Yakima County boundary) south to southwest to its intersection with the...

Diamond Creek September 25 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 25, 2017 - 10:44am
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Start Date: July 23, 2017Cause: Under Investigation Acres: 127,498 total acres Total Personnel: 188 Containment: 79% Note: The containment reflects the percent of operational objectives completed. Fire behavior slows in Pat Creek area Update: Chipping was completed around Sweet Grass, Ortell Creek, Deer Creek and Goat Creek yesterday. Excavator suppression repair was completed near Eightmile Ridge. Suppression repair work on the 300 Road continued throughout the operational period. The fire was monitored by ground and air resources. Fire activity in the Pat Creek area was slower yesterday than previous days. As was expected, heavy timber fuels continued to smolder and creep yesterday in the Monument Creek area. The fire activity seen around Monument Creek was due to yesterday’s rise in temperature. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however,...

Norse Peak fire update for September 25, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 25, 2017 - 8:10am
Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak) and 3,853 (American) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak) and 99% (American). Total Personnel: 135 which includes 4 Crews and 5 Engines. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The southeast side of the fire is under the command of the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. The northwest side of the fire is under the command of a Type 3 organization with the Incident Command Post located at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. Norse Peak Fire: On the northwest side of the fire, cleanup and fire suppression restoration work continues along Forest Road 70. Fire personnel are monitoring the active portion of the fire adjacent to State Route 410. American Fire: Any fire activity is expected to be minimal. 99% of the indirect lines are complete....

Diamond Creek September 24 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Total Personnel: 202 Acres: 127,498 total acres Cause: Under Investigation Containment: 77% Start Date: July 24, 2017 Note: The containment reflects the percent of operational objectives completed. Resources continue to make excellent progress on Diamond Creek Fire Update: Ground resources continued suppression repair work on contingency lines on the southern and eastern flanks of the fire area. Excavator work along 400 Road was completed as well. There was one recon flight over the fire. As was expected with the slight raise in temperature; fire behavior was minimally increased within the perimeter of the fire yesterday. The Monument Creek area continues to carry heat, as well as the Pat Creek area. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however, increased fire activity is still possible with the drying weather pattern. Today’s Activities: Chipping,...

Norse Peak fire update for September 24, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 24, 2017 - 9:38am
Norse Peak Fire Update Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Morning Update CONTACT: Fire Information 253-666-8841 (7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5509/ NorsePeakFireINFO@gmail.com www.facebook.com/NorsePeakFire/ Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak) and 3,853 (American) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak) and 99% (American). Total Personnel: 217 which includes 3 Crews and 26 Engines. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. Command of the southeast side of the fire has been transferred to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. On the northwest side of the fire, command has transferred to a Type 3 organization with the Incident Command Post at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. The Norse Peak incident information phone number has changed to:...

Diamond Creek September 23 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 23, 2017 - 10:59am
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Total Personnel: 227Acres: 127,498 total acres Cause: Under Investigation Containment: 75% Start Date: July 23, 2017Note: The containment reflects the percent of operational objectives completed. Forest Service opens additional roads today in Diamond Creek Fire areaUpdate: Suppression repair work at the 500 Road was completed during yesterday’s operational period. Sections of contingency line and excavator work were finished as well. Additional ground resources continued suppression repair work in the southern and eastern flanks near of the fire area. Chipping on Eightmile Road was finished; one recon flight flew the fire. Heavy fuels continue to burn in the areas of Monument Creek, Pat Creek, and Tungsten Mine area. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however, increased fire activity is possible with a drying weather pattern in the forecast.Today’s...

Norse Peak Fire Update Saturday September 23, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 23, 2017 - 9:44am
Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak), 3,853 (American), 1,061 (Saw Mill) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak), 99% (American), 99% (Sawmill Creek). Total Personnel: 426, which includes 12 Crews, 10 Engines and 1 Water Tenders. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization with the Incident Command Post at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. The Norse Peak incident information phone number has changed to: 253-666-8841 Norse Peak Fire Cleanup continues on State Route 410. Thinning and removing hazardous trees along Forest Road 1900...

Sawmill Creek fire update for September 23, 2017 (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 23, 2017 - 9:21am
Norse Peak Fire Update Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Morning UpdateCONTACT: Fire Information 253-666-8841 (7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5509/ NorsePeakFireINFO@gmail.com www.facebook.com/NorsePeakFire/ Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak), 3,853 (American), 1,061 (Saw Mill) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak), 99% (American), 99% (Sawmill Creek). Total Personnel: 426, which includes 12 Crews, 10 Engines and 1 Water Tenders. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization with the Incident...

Road Closure Updates (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 22, 2017 - 8:57pm
Effective Saturday, September 23 the following roads have been opened on the south side of the Diamond Creek Fire:- Goat Creek Road (5200 Road) to the intersection of 5200-500 Road (Drop Point 64)- 5225 Road to the intersection of 5225-200 Road. Goat Peak Lookout Road is

Evacuation Levels Downgraded for Boulder Creek & Salmon La Sac (Jolly Mountain Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 22, 2017 - 1:30pm
Effective September 22, 2017 at 12:30pm, level three evacuation notices were downgraded to level two for the Boulder Creek and Salmon La Sac areas of the Cle Elum Valley. Due to the future potential of fire activity increase, and hazard trees which could impact the Salmon La Sac road, the road barricade staffed with security personnel will remain in place just north of the French Cabin Creek/FR 4308 Road junction of the Salmon La Sac road. Fire fighters continue to secure this piece of fire line perimeter of hazard trees and improve depth in mop up of the fires edge in the vicinity, so public traffic exposure increases risk to them when working along this stretch of road. For that reason there will continue to be limited traffic access (area landowners only).

Norse Peak Fire Update, Friday, September 22, 2017 (Norse Peak Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 22, 2017 - 12:15pm
Date Started: Aug. 11, 2017; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 52,056 (Norse Peak), 3,853 (American), 1,061 (Saw Mill) Percent Completed: 80% (Norse Peak), 99% (American), 99% (Sawmill Creek). Total Personnel: 500, which includes 13 Crews, 18 Engines and 2 Water Tenders. A community Fire Information Briefing is planned for 6:00 p.m. tonight at the Greenwater Fire Station, on Chinook Pass Highway in Greenwater. Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today and tomorrow. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization Saturday Morning. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization operating out of the Expo Center in Enumclaw. The incident information phone number has...

September 22, 2017 update (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 22, 2017 - 10:55am
Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today and tomorrow. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization Saturday Morning. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization operating out of the Expo Center in Enumclaw. The incident information phone number has changed to: 253-666-8841 Norse Peak Fire Cleanup continues on State Route 410. Thinning and removing hazardous trees along Forest Road 1900 is almost complete. The Pacific Crest trail has reopened south of Chinook pass. Cleanup work continues along Forest Road 70 on the north side of the fire. American Fire Any fire movement will be minimal. 99% of the indirect lines are complete. Saw Mill Creek Fire:...

Community Meeting (Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 22, 2017 - 10:46am
Norse Peak, Sawmill Creek, and American FiresCommunity Meeting Friday, September 22, 2017 – 6 p.m. Greenwater Fire Department 59705 SR 410 Greenwater Wa. Local, State, and Federal cooperating agencies will be on hand to answer any questions. Topics for discussion: · Team transition and introductions · Current fire status of Norse Peak, Sawmill Creek, and American fires · Evacuation status · Road closures · Fire suppression efforts · What to expect moving forward

Diamond Creek September 22 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - September 22, 2017 - 10:31am
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Total Personnel: 231 Acres: 127,498 total acres Cause: Under Investigation Containment: 70% Start Date: July 23, 2017 Completion reaches 70% on Diamond Creek Fire Update: Heavy fuels continue to burn in the areas of Monument Creek, Pat Creek, Tungsten Mine, Tatoosh and along the Canadian side of the border. Due to more accurate mapping, a breakdown of acreage in the U.S. and Canada has been released. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however, increased fire activity is possible with a drying weather pattern in the forecast.During yesterday’s operational period, helicopters flew recon on the fire and suppression repair work continued. Efforts included work near the 860 Road. Ground resources also continued suppression repair work in the southern and eastern flanks of the fire work near the 500 Road. Today’s Activities: The same objectives will be...

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