Suncrest Fire

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Suncrest Fire

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With the 390-acre Suncrest Fire 100 percent contained, firefighters have been sent back to their home units across the great Pacific Northwest.

The fire was reported at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 and was driven by strong, erratic winds. Firefighters from around the region quickly responded, taking advantage of pre-season preparation work done by homeowners to provide protection.

No homes were burned and no injuries were reported.

The moderate intensity with which much of the fire burned will enhance revegetation and contribute to the future health of the forest.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday August 27th, 2016 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationLeavenworth, WA.
Incident CommanderRichy Herrod

Current Situation

Total Personnel197
Size390 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Heavy Timber, Brush, Tall Grass

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Transfer of command from the Type 2 team to a local Type 4 will occur at 0600 hours tomorrow. Continue to secure and hold fire lines and mop up.

Projected Incident Activity

Hold all fire containment lines and mop up. No fire movement is expected. Transfer of command from the Type 2 team to a local Type 4 will occur at 0600 hours tomorrow.


284 acres on Private(WA DNR protected) 106 acres on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Thursday will be cooler and breezy, but should be dry before a wet cold front is expected to arrive late Thursday or Friday with a wetting rain. Winds could be erratic and gusty. Maximum temperature=72, minimum humidity=35%

Unit Information

Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926

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