Diamond Creek Fire is declared controlled today, October 23, 2017. The Snotel weather stations at Harts Pass and Washington Pass are showing about 22-25 inches of snow with high moisture content. There may be minimal suppression repair work left to do next spring.
All area and trail closures for the Diamond Creek Fire were lifted on October 20. Forest visitors are cautioned that hazards still exist in burned areas such as falling snags/dead trees which might injure people or block roads or trails, stump holes and root channels that may be burning and are hidden from sight until stepped upon, and rolling rocks and mudslides or debris flows off hillsides can occur any time but especially after rain and freeze-thaw events. Please stay current on weather forecasts, carry a saw or axe in case a tree falls across a rod or trail, and always let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return home.
For information about Burned Area Emergency Response work occurring in the national forest, go to http://centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/ .
For public safety, road closures at Yellowjacket Sno-Park and upper Eightmile Road above Copper
Glance Trailhead will remain in place until the end of November. There will be large construction equipment working in the roadway, crews falling hazardous trees, and logging truck traffic will occur on these steep and narrow roads associated with timber salvage and Burned Area Emergency Response work. For information about these temporary road closures please contact the Methow Valley Ranger District office at 509-996-4003.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 23rd, 2017 approx. 09:45 AM|
|Location||11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA.|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory). Heavy fuel loading in the Monument and Pat Creek drainages.
US acres are 97,140 acres. Canadian acres are 31,132.