Jack Creek Fire

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Jack Creek Fire

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Sept 26 Fire Update and trail closure reduction
Acres: 3,724 Containment: 0% Start Date: August 11, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: 10 miles WSW of Leavenworth, WA Inciweb: http://tinyurl.com/JackCreekInciweb Facebook:... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 10/15/2017

Approximate Location

47.514 latitude, -120.959 longitude

Incident Overview

Sept 27 updated fire perimeter Map

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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.


Basic Information

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

Current Situation

Size4,606 Acres
Estimated Containment DateWednesday November 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to monitor.

Unit Information

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Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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Wenatchee River Ranger District
Phone: 509-548-2550

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