The lightning-caused Upper Falls Fire is now in the mop-up and suppression repair stages. The burn area is located 17 miles north of Winthrop, WA, southwest of Mt. Barney; between Falls Creek and Farewell Creek. The fire is burned in steep rugged terrain in a dense Subalpine/Douglas Fir stands with a high percentage of bug-killed trees.
Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 assumed command of the Upper Falls Fire on Aug. 11.
Recent heavy rainfall aided firefighting efforts tremendously and now a large scale demob of resources is in progress.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 05th, 2014 approx. 04:45 PM|
|Location||17 Miles North of Winthrop WA, 37 miles Northwest of Omak, WA|
|Incident Commander||Aaron Thompson|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber(litter and understory)2,10,and 11, dense timber stands with heavy dead ground fuels.
Fire activity limited to smoldering in the heavy and down fuels. Resources continue to complete suppression repair.
Complete suppression repair work and backhaul excess equipment.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Fire activity limited to smoldering and heavy dead and down fuels.
24 hours: Minimal fire activity.
48 hours: Minimal fire activity.
72 hours: Minimal fire activity.
Many of the areas that have been closed due to fire activity have reopened. Closures remain in place in the 8-mile and Falls Creek drainages.
High pressure is leading to a warming and drying trend. Above normal temperatures through Thursday. Windier but cooler conditions expected on Friday. Chance of rain showers this weekend.