State Route 20 opened on Sunday, August 30th. Temporary, intermittent closures may be required for helicopter and heavy equipment work on power lines and towers. For the latest updates contact North Cascades Highway Hotline at 360 707-5055.
Significant precipitation over the past 48 hours, and predictions for continued rain through Friday, have reduced fire activity for the entire complex. Smoldering in dense fuels, those not exposed directly to the rain, can be expected for several weeks. Future challenges will mainly be weather related as heavy rain could bring debris flows onto the highway and limit fire access points. Great Basin Team 4, Incident Commander Chris Wilcox, will transfer management back to the local organization on Tuesday September 1st at 4 pm.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 10th, 2015 approx. 04:00 AM|
|Location||13 miles north of Marblemount, WA|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||66%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday October 15th, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Minimal fire activity. The fire behavior has been reduced to smoldering in areas that are protected from rainfall.
Fire fighters will monitor for smoke and look for potential hazards.
|Projected Incident Activity|
No expected fire movement due to weather.
Transfer of command to Type 3 organization is scheduled for 9/1 at 1600 hours.
Summary of the fires in the Upper Skagit Complex, with suppression strategy and size:
Goodell, full suppression, 7,111 acres
Cat Island, monitor,148
Thursday Creek, confine, 566
No Name 15, monitor, 344
Neve Creek, monitor, 1
Rocky Beaver, monitor, 141
Snowfield, monitor, 184
Klawatti, monitor, 10
Upper level trough will bring continued unsettled weather for most of the week. Forecast prediction of an additional 1-2 inches of rain through Friday is expected. Debris flows will be possible along the Highway 20 corridor.