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McLeod Fire

Unit Information

Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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Incident Contact

Crescent Mountain Fire Information
Email: gilbertfireinfo2018@gmail.com
Phone: 480-744-9318
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

09/17/2018 Fire Restriction REDUCED to Stage 1
What is Allowed:Campfires in designated recreation sitesCampfires in designated Wilderness Areas, except specific locations where they are never allowed. See Wilderness Fire Restrictions always in...
Closure - 09/17/2018
McLeod Map Sept 16thImage options: [ Full Size ]

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 Chris Schulte's Type 1 Pacific Northwest Team #2.

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 CommanderChris Schulte's Pacific Northwest Type 1 Team
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates48.708 latitude, -120.372 longitude

Current Situation

Size22,898 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained86%
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. Fuels in all size classes are available to burn.

Significant Events

Minimal backing, creeping, smoldering. Creeping and smoldering along a few sections of the fire perimeter persisted today under cloudy skies and high relative humidity. The fire continues to move slowly downhill in the Lost RIver drainage by backing and roll out. Isolated interior pockets of fuel consume by creeping with 1-2ft flame lengths. No measurable movement of the fire was observed today.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Mop-up, chipping and suppression repair will continue in all Divisions.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Low potential for large fire growth. Most fire spread will be creeping and smoldering along unlined sections of the perimeter. Interior pockets of unburned fuel will continue to slowly consume.

24 hours: Very low potential for large fire growth. Most fire spread will be creeping and smoldering along unlined sections of the perimeter. Interior pockets of unburned fuel will continue to slowly consume.

48 hours: Very low potential for large fire growth. Most fire spread will be creeping and smoldering along unlined sections of the perimeter. Interior pockets of unburned fuel will continue to slowly consume.

72 hours: Very low potential for large fire growth. Most fire spread will be creeping and smoldering along unlined sections of the perimeter. Interior pockets of unburned fuel will continue to slowly consume.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Very Low potential for large fire growth. Most fire spread will be creeping and smoldering along unlined sections of the perimeter. Interior pockets of unburned fuel will continue to slowly consume.

Remarks

The NIROPS IR flight was UTF'd again today due to mechanical. Increase in acreage due to improved mapping. Resources will be tracked and reported under the Crescent Mountain incident. OF the 70 miles of suppression repair work to be accomplished by the IMT, 20 miles is now achieved for 25% completion.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A weather disturbance will bring a slight chance for afternoon and evening showers to the area Wednesday. Only light rainfall amounts are expected if precipitation does move over the fires. Winds may become gusty and erratic under any passing or developing shower. Otherwise, below seasonal temperatures will continue.