Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane Wenatchee Washington 98801
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Because minimal fire growth is expected after the recent rain and snow, the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management terminated all evacuation levels on September 17, 2018
The area closure for the Miriam and Clear Fork Fires was reduced in size on September 7, 2018. Go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd589952.pdf to read the Closure Order.
The Miriam Fire was detected on July 30 at approximately 10:00 a.m. after lightning passed through the area on July 28. The fire is burning within the Goat Rocks Wilderness on the Naches Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest 32 miles southwest of Naches, Washington. The fire is east of the White Pass Ski Area, south of Highway 12, and west of the Tieton River.
The Clear Fork Fire is burning in the Goat Rocks Wilderness on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The fire is located southwest of Shoe Lake and approximately 2 miles west of the Miriam Fire. This fire was detected on August 8, likely the result of lightning in the area on August 4.
These fires are being managed with a combined contain, confine, and monitor strategy in order to protect public and firefighter safety; the White Pass Ski Resort and surrounding area; recreational cabins, camps and resorts on Clear and Rimrock Lakes; State Highway 12; Goat Rocks Wilderness; and fish and wildlife habitat.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||2 miles SE of White Pass|
|Incident Commander||IC4 Beau Clark, IC4 Trainee Austin Betts|
|Coordinates||46.61 latitude, -121.35 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||50%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday September 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Grass and Under story)
Timber (Litter and Under story)
Closed Timber Litter.
Timber Litter with low crown base height, timber understory with mixed conifer, and brush with snags in 2009 Twin Peaks burn scar. Lichen component in all elevations. Heavy fuels are critically dry.