Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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/
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 11th, 2018 approx. 12:54 PM|
|Location||Approximately 6 miles north of Mazama, WA|
|Incident Commander||Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Type 4 Incident Management Team|
|Coordinates||48.708 latitude, -120.372 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||91%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory). Sub-alpine fir, lodgepole pine and true fir in the upper elevations 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.