Jack Creek Fire

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Jack Creek Fire


Enchantments Cancelation and Refund Extention: September 26, 2017
Due to on-going fire activity on the Jack Creek Fire, the existing Colchuck, 8mile and Stuart zone closure cancellation and refund for permit holders has been extended through September 26, 2017.... more


Approximate Location

47.514 latitude, -120.959 longitude

Incident Overview

Firefighters Wrap Helipad at Colchuck Lake

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Incident Summery: The Jack Creek fire started by lightning on August 11, 2017. It sat dormant for several weeks with minimal fire activity before burning into receptive fuels and growing. Continued low humidity levels and high temperatures also contributed to increased fire activity. The wildfire is burning approximately 15 miles southwest of Leavenworth, Washington, on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest entirely within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Current Situation: Fire managers will monitor the wildfire from the air. Management Action Points have been developed for additional closures, point protection and suppression actives, where there is a high probability for success. Other priorities are fire fighter and public safety and values at risk.

Closures: Trail closures are in effect for fire fighter and public safety concerns. Please visit our forest interactive map for closures associated with the Jack Creek fire and other fires on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Fire Restrictions: Due to continued hot and dry weather, expanded campfire restrictions are in effect for the entire Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Prohibited: Maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire, and use of charcoal briquette barbecues, Tiki torches, and other devices that use solid fuel. Fire danger is VERY HIGH. Use of pressurized liquid gas stoves is a good alternative where campfires are prohibited. For more information on fire restrictions visit our forest web page.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 11th, 2017 approx. 09:15 PM
Location15 miles southwest of Leavenworth, WA
Incident CommanderMike Barajas
Incident DescriptionWildfire Burning Within The Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Current Situation

Size3,724 Acres
Estimated Containment DateWednesday November 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved



Planned Actions

Continue to monitor.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue to monitor

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Wenatchee River Ranger District
Phone: 509-548-2550

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