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Little Bridge Creek

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FINAL Fire Update 8-28-14
TWISP, WA: The Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek, and Carlton Complex Fires are all at 100% containment. Fire crews are finishing all suppression repair work within the burn areas and then fires will.. more

INCIDENT UPDATED 8/28/2014

Approximate Location

48.389 latitude, -120.285 longitude

Incident Overview

Little Bridge Creek fire closure area

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The Little Bridge Creek Fire started as a result of lightning, at approximately 6:30 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014. It is located on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, 10 miles west of Winthrop, Washington.


The fire is currently being managed by the Great Basin Incident Management Team 1. It is one of a group of three fires including the Upper Falls and Carlton Complex being managed by the team.


After substantial rainfall, firefighters took advantage of the opportunities to build direct line.

Resources will continue to mop-up, complete suppression repair, and backhaul excess equipment.

The fire is in rugged, very steep terrain with limited access and is predominantly roadless. Fuels consist of heavy timber with a large component of bug killed trees.



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday August 03rd, 2014 approx. 11:45 PM
Location10 miles west of Winthrop, WA
Incident CommanderAaron Thompson

Current Situation

Total Personnel59
Size4,958 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateMonday September 01st, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)Heavy timber with a large component of bug killed trees with red needles.

Significant Events

Fire activity is limited to smoldering. Resources are focusing on suppression repair activities.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Back haul excess equipment and complete suppression repair work.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Fire behavior is limited to smoldering in isolated pockets.

24 hours: Minimal fire activity.

48 hours: Minimal fire activity.

72 hours: Minimal fire activity.

Remarks

Much of the Forest closure associated with the Little Bridge Creek Fire has been lifted. Air resources assigned to the fire are also supporting Carlton Complex and the Upper Falls fires.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Minimal fire activity.

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: 509-997-0880
Hours: Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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