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Cold Creek

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Cold Creek Fire Information
Phone: 509-653-1468
Hours: Mon-Sun

Highlighted Activity

09/21/2020 Highway 12 open
 US 12 Open Both Directions - US-12 milepost 165 to milepost 166, east of White Pass: Monday Sept. 21 to Wednesday Sept. 23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. expect flagged traffic control. Work depends of...
News - 09/21/2020

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday September 14th, 2020 approx. 08:30 PM
Location30 miles west of Yakima, WA, and 5 miles east of the White Pass Summit on the Naches Ranger District.
Incident CommanderLeonard Johnson
Coordinates46.655 latitude, -121.286 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel122
Size564 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained88%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 15th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, brush, and snags

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior, smoldering and creeping in timber and Hardwood litter.


Planned Actions

1. Continue to secure line on the east flank and start mop-up.

2. Monitor and evaluate the W and N perimeters in wilderness area.

3. Complete mop-up on spot fire west of Division Papa.

4. Complete mop-up and start rehab of perimeter south of HWY 12.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Little to no movement of the fire is expected with minimal increase in acreage.

24 hours: Minimal movement of the fire along Indian Creek drainage in the Wilderness. Backing fire will continue to progress down into the creek bed with minimal acreage gain.

48 hours: Decreasing threat to WUI, public recreational areas, protected habitat and ecosystems as the fire transitions to full mop-up and patrol status.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Tomorrow temperatures will remain the same as today with a slight increase in RH values as a strong frontal system is expected to bring precipitation into the area in the evening and overnight in

to today.