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McLeod Fire

Unit Information

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

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The McLeod Fire was first reported on August 11, 2018 during a dry lightning storm that started 20 new fires across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Within 24 hours of initial attack on the new fire starts the majority of the fires were fully mopped up and in patrol status. The command of what would ultimately become two fires became the responsibility of the incident management team in place. The McLeod Fire was initially four fires (Panther, Isabella, Sunrise West, and McLeod) that have now merged to be known as the McLeod Fire.

The fire is currently being managed along with the Crescent Mountain Fire by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest's Type 4 Incident Management Team.

Updates, maps, and closures for the Mcleod Fire will be posted here each morning.

For more photos of the fires, daily operational videos, and additional information, please visit the Crescent Mountain Inciweb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6093/

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSaturday August 11th, 2018 approx. 12:54 PM
LocationApproximately 6 miles north of Mazama, WA
Incident CommanderOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Type 4 Incident Management Team
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates48.708 latitude, -120.372 longitude

Current Situation

Size24,411 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained91%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory). Sub-alpine fir, lodgepole pine and true fir in the upper elevations with grass and shrubs in lower elevations.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

Resources from McLeod are now being reported under Crescent Mountain.

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