Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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.
Updates: Due to a significant decrease in fire activity, information updates will be provided only as needed.
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. Due to the ongoing fire activity and public safety concerns in the Jack Creek Fire area, the existing Eightmile, Stuart and Colchuck zone closure cancellation and refund for permit holders has been extended through September 26th 2017. While permit holders will be contacted individually, please feel free to call recreation.gov at 1-888-448-1474.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 11th, 2017 approx. 09:15 PM|
|Location||15 miles southwest of Leavenworth, WA|
|Incident Commander||Cary Stock|
|Incident Description||Wildfire Burning Within The Alpine Lakes Wilderness.|
|Coordinates||47.514 latitude, -120.959 longitude|
Continue to monitor.