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Mills Canyon Fire

ANNOUNCEMENT

Phone Number Change
The Incident Command Post for Mills Canyon Fire is moving to the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery today, Sunday July 20, 2014New Phone Numbers are: 509-548-0139 & more

INCIDENT UPDATED 7 HRS. AGO

Approximate Location

47.663 latitude, -120.29 longitude

Incident Overview

Map of Mills Canyon Fire 7/22/2014

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Chiwaukum, Kelly Mountain or Duncan Fire

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday July 08th, 2014 approx. 12:30 PM
LocationDirectly adjacent to Entiat, WA - zero miles from city proper.
Incident CommanderEd Lewis, Incident Commander Pnw3
Incident DescriptionWildlfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel57
Size22,571 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Percent of Perimeter To Be Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, brush and grass

Significant Events

Fire activity continues to be minimal, with creeping and smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to implement fire suppression repair work in all approved areas of the fire. Provide for initial attack operations within the IA boundary as described in the Delegation of Authority letter, and continue to support local unit with initial attack capacity as requested. Continue to hold and patrol all areas of the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours:

During the next 12 hour period, night shift hours, incident activity is expected to be minimal

24 Hours:

Incident movement is not expected at this time.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain showers and overcast skies hindered afternoon temperatures, and caused a notable increase in relative humidity. Southwesterly winds are expected to gradually increase tonight as a deep low pressure system approaches from the west with light-to-moderate rain anticipated through much of tomorrow. Possible rainfall amounts up to 0.20" on the Mills Canyon fire area. A slight chance of thunderstorms remains in the forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms pose the threat of brief heavy rain, which could cause flash flooding and a heightened threat of debris flows or mudslides on wildfire burn scars. The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Wednesday (8 am PDT-11 pm PDT) for this concern on the Mills Canyon fire. Winds will increase substantially as well, initially moderate southwesterly then shifting northwesterly tomorrow evening.

Light rain showers will continue through early Thursday, then dissipate by noon. Temperatures will be slow to rebound and are forecast to peak in the 60s, with the primary weather concern being the moderate northwesterly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. More seasonable weather is expected Friday with expected highs of 72-82 degrees and relative humidity in the 30s.

Unit Information

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Okanogan - Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Incident Contacts

Fire Information
Phone: 509-548-0139
Hours: 7:00am to 8:00pm
Fire Information
Phone: 509-548-0101
Hours: 7:00am to 8:00pm
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