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Chikamin

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Chikamin Fire
Phone: 509-664-9292

Highlighted Activity

08/02/2020 Chikamin Fire Update August 1, 2020
To provide for public safety and firefighter safety on the Chikamin Fire the following road and trails are closed to public entry:   FS Road #6210 - Chikamin Road  Trail 1548 - Lower...
News - 08/02/2020
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A type 3 incident management team arrived on Saturday morning and is now directing  firefighting efforts on the Chikamin Fire. There are 130 people assigned to the incident, which is now estimated at 240 acres.

On Sunday, smokejumpers were inserted into the northeast side of the fire and a helicopter dropped water on the southwest section, cooling it down so that it would not cross the 6210 road. Fire crews, along with masticating equipment, continued work along Road 6210. Crews will continue to utilize natural features, existing roads and trails, and the footprints of past fire areas as they construct fireline to contain the spread of the fire toward the south and east flanks.

Overnight, an engine patrolled the 6210 road making sure the fire did not spot to the other side of the road. Today, three helicopters will be available to work on the fire along with five 20-person crews. Slightly cooler temperatures today will aid in firefighting efforts.

Road and trail closures are in place to provide for public safety and firefighter safety. Motorcycle Rangers are patrolling the area. The following road and trails are closed to public entry:

FS Road #6210 - Chikamin Road 
Trail 1548 - Lower Chiwawa 
Trail 1534 - Chikamin Tie 
Trail 1524 - Minnow Ridge 
Trail 1515 - Basalt Ridge 
Trail 1530 - Basalt Pass 
Trail 1538 - Rock Creek Tie 
Trail 1408 - Garland Peak 
Trail 1409.1 - Upper Mad River 
Trail 1523 - Alder Ridge 
Trail 1561 - Chikamin Tie 
Trail 1539 - Minnow Creek 
Trail 1429 – Shetipo

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday July 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Location22 miles north of Leavenworth, WA and 11 miles NE of Lake Wenatchee
Incident CommanderJon Tepley
Coordinates47.991 latitude, -120.7 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel130
Size240 Acres
Fuels Involved

timber, brush

Significant Events

Road and trail closures in effect.

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Chikamin Fire Area Closures Closure - 2 days ago