Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
The Crescent Mountain Fire started on July 29, 2018 in the headwaters of the Twisp River, approximately 21 miles from Twisp, Washington in the Okanogan - Wenatchee National Forest.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team to analyze post-fire condition of burned watersheds and to plan emergency stabilization treatments for the Crescent Mountain and McLeod fires. The team will conduct field surveys and analyze satellite imagery to develop burned area assessments.
Reports and maps of the burned area assessments will be available on this site. There is other general information about BAER, rehabilitation, flood preparation, photos and links to weather and flood warnings available at centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 09:56 AM|
|Location||Headwaters of the Twisp River|
|Incident Commander||Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Type 4 Incident Management Team|
|Coordinates||48.451 latitude, -120.579 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||86%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 22nd, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Subalpine fir, lodgepole pine and true fir in upper elevations with Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir with grass and shrubs in lower elevations.
Fire managers continue to focus efforts on repairing damage caused by firefighting operations, mitigating hazard trees, while also monitoring the fire in the Buttermilk Butte and Sunshine Peak areas.
Four excavators are working to obscure dozer lines. Four road graders are working with water tenders to repair roads impacted by several weeks of suppression efforts. The intent of suppression repair is to minimize soil erosion and restore damaged ecological functions. All repairs occur under advisement of local Resource Advisors.
Resources from McLeod are now being reported under Crescent Mountain.