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Gilbert Fire

Unit Information

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

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As of August 9, the footprint of the Gilbert Fire has been consumed by the Crescent Mountain Fire.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationOkanogan Wenatchee National Forest
Incident CommanderArizona Type 3 Incident Management Team
Incident DescriptionTwo Separate Wildfires In The Headwaters Of The Twisp River Valley
Coordinates48.48 latitude, -120.558 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel110
Size38 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 22nd, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber; mixed conifer & subalpine fir

Significant Events

Extreme behavior with wind driven runs, short range spotting.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue structure assessment/prep, identify and evaluate additional management action points for projected movement down the Twisp River drainage.

Projected Incident Activity

Additional down valley spread, moving 2-4 miles with wind.

Remarks

Type 1 IMT will inbrief today at 1500 in Winthrop. Community meeting was held last night in Twisp.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler increased relative humidity and windy with northwest gusts to 20 mph. Down canyon winds associated with the front will drive the fire further down the Twisp River drainage.

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