Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Final Update
Due to the success in management of the Lone Mountain 1 Fire by the Wildland Fire Management Team, the fire is being turned over to the local unit, North Cascades National Park, to continue to monitor and manage the fire. This will be the Final Update unless conditions change and additional information updates are needed. The Lone Mountain 1 Fire is burning in the North Cascades National Park northeast of the community of Stehekin. The fire was started by lightning on July 14th. The fire is burning in steep and remote country of the Stephen Mather Wilderness. The North Cascades National Park, Fire District #10, and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have selected a point protection and modified suppression strategy to manage this fire. The Golden West Visitor Center and all services in Stehekin are open. Boulder Creek Trail and War Creek Trails are closed to the public until further notice. This fire is not affecting the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Rain on Aug 13 and 14 and the cooler and damper conditions reduced fire activity. The drying trend, which started Aug 16, did not create any significant fire activity. For the last several days there has been minimal fire activity, primarily smoldering, and no fire growth. Similar minimal activity is expected until a “fire season ending event” of additional rains occurs. Type 1 Wildland Fire Modules were assigned to the fire specifically to conduct monitoring and point protection. Helicopter water bucket work was conducted as part of the strategy of modified suppression to manage the fire. During a month of active burning on the 2,770 acre Lone Mountain Fire, firefighters held the fire away from the Stehekin community and out of the Twisp River drainage, while allowing it to create a mosaic of burned and unburned areas in the high mountains.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 14th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||6 miles up Boulder Creek, above Stehekin west of Butte Cr., north of Purple Mtn.|
|Incident Commander||North Cascades National Park|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||30%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday September 15th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber(Litter and understory)
Fire Activity: isolated smoldering in sheltered drainage bottoms, with activity limited by 1.6 inch of rain
Closures remain in effect.
|Projected Incident Activity|
The North Cascades National Park, Fire District #10, and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have selected a point protection and modified suppression strategy to manage this fire.
Drying & warming will support continued
smoldering of sheltered fuels. Limited chance of thunderstorms or rain for the