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Cedar Creek

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Methow Valley Ranger District
Phone: 509-996-4000
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

09/20/2021 Minimal activity on Cedar Creek, Cub Creek 2, and Delancy Fires
Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping, and smoldering activity occurred on the Cedar Creek and Cub Creek 2 fires this week. The 55,572-acre Cedar Creek is now 87% contained and Cub Creek Fire,.
Announcement - 09/20/2021

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginThursday July 08th, 2021 approx. 04:48 PM
Location4 miles west, southwest from Mazama, WA
Incident CommanderMatt Ellis, Trainee Brian Campbell
Coordinates48.568 latitude, -120.488 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel67
Size55,572 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained87%
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)

Closed Timber Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Narrative: Primary carrier of the fire is timber litter with large wood and moisture stressed brush.

Significant Events

Minimal

Creeping

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Containment efforts are hampered by inaccessible and rugged terrain. Objectives could be met with favorable weather and continued resource availability.

Outstanding orders for HEQB and TFLD.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity have decreased spread potential. Little additional fire growth is anticipated in the next 12 hours.

24 hours: Seasonal temperatures and relative humidity values above 25% should limit spread potential. Interior pockets and the active fire perimeter in remote terrain are expected to have mostly creeping fire behavior with occasional tree torching.

48 hours: Seasonal temperatures and relative humidity values above 25% should limit spread potential. Interior pockets and the active fire perimeter in remote terrain are expected to have mostly creeping fire behavior with occasional tree torching.

72 hours: A dry cold front is expected to pass over the fire area on Wednesday, September 15, bringing the chance for high winds. Minimum relative humidity values are not currently expected to drop below 30% so the chances for significant spread potential are not high but additional fire growth is expected.

Anticipated after 72 hours: A significant rain event is expected next weekend (Sep. 17-19) bringing the chance for widespread wetting rains and cooler temperatures. Incident activity and potential movement are anticipated to be low.

Remarks

Ownership acres in the fire:

USFS: 53,888

State: 940

Private: 744

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Yet another weak cold front passed over the fires during the first half of the day. The main impact was considerable cloudiness over most locations, a few sprinkles near the western edge of the Cedar Creek Fire this morning and even an isolated shower and thunderstorm by early afternoon about 15 miles northeast of the Cub Creek 2 Fire. Mostly sunny skies prevailed during the latter half of the afternoon with high temperatures in the mid-60s over the ridges and middle to upper 70s in the valleys and northwest wind gusts of 15 to 20 mph.