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Norse Peak Fire

Unit Information

Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday August 11th, 2017 approx. 08:00 PM
Location11 Miles west of Cliffdell, WA
Incident CommanderBrent Johnson, IC
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates46.951 latitude, -121.374 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel50
Size55,909 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Heavy Logging Slash

Short Grass (1 foot).

Significant Events

Generally, creeping and smoldering. Some slow surface spread in heavy fuels under heavy canopy.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Cleanup and fire suppression restoration work continues along Forest Road 70. Fire personnel are monitoring fire movement within the containment lines.

Projected Incident Activity

Cleanup and chipping operations along road 70 will continue. Fire personnel will monitor the fire for activity.

Remarks

The southeast side of the Norse Peak fire is under the command of the Naches Ranger District's Type 4 organization.

Command of the northwest side of the fire will transition on Saturday 9/30 from a Type 3 organization to a Snoqualmie Ranger District Type 4 organization.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain likely, mainly after noon Friday 9/29 over the fire. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. On Friday, the chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Precipitation continues through Thursday