PUBLIC MEETING for Hansel Creek Fire:
Thursday, August 14 at 7pm, Valley Hi Firehouse
The Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team is also managing the Duncan Fire (north of Wenatachee) and the Hansel Creek Fire (south of Leavenworth).
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 16th, 2014 approx. 11:45 AM|
|Location||Duncan is north of Entiat, WA|
|Incident Commander||PNW Team 2|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||50%|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Ponderosa pine, grand fir, silver fir, mountain hemlock, sub-alpine fir.
Minimal heat sources scattered across the fire, mostly interior. Isolated interior creeping and smoldering.
Remain ready to engage new fire starts due to holdovers from recent lightning. Complete Shady Pass suppression rehab. Transition to the Type 3 Team will happen at 0600.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms and overnight precipitation. Limited fire activity with isolated interior creeping and smoldering on the fire with no movement or fire spread.
24 hours: 50% chance of precipitation with a Flash Flood Watch in affect through tomorrow evening. Remaining hot spots are interior with creeping and smoldering. No fire spread expected
PNW Team 2 is also managing the Hansel Fire and the Chiwaukum Complex.
Yesterday highs were in the high 70s, minimum humidity was 28% and winds were west southwest 10 with gust to 20 mph. Today will continue cooling with highs in the mid 70s, minimum humidity down to 30% and winds upslope up valley to 5-10 mph with gust up to 15 mph. Scattered showers and thunderstorm with heavy rainfall. A flash flood watch is in effect for today.