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Twentyfive Mile BAER

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

BAER Information
Phone: 509-306-5418
Hours: 8am-6pm

Highlighted Activity

11/09/2021 Wildfire-Associated Landslide Emergency Response Team Report
Wildfire-Associated Landslide Emergency Response Team ReportSee link
News - 11/09/2021
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 All fires on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest requiring a Burned Area Emergency Response assessment will also be posted in one central location at  Central Washington Fire Recovery 2021

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands and take immediate actions to implement emergency stabilization measures before the first post-fire damaging events. Fires result in loss of vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, and damage to critical natural and cultural resources. BAER actions such as: mulching, seeding, installation of erosion and water run-off control structures, temporary barriers to protect recovering areas, and installation of warning signs may be implemented. BAER work may also replace safety related facilities; remove safety hazards; prevent permanent loss of habitat for threatened and endangered species; prevent the spread of noxious weeds, and protect critical cultural resources.
The BAER team supporting the Twentyfive Mile Fire has completed its assessment and is working to develop treatment implementation plans. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeBurned Area Emergency Response
Date of OriginThursday September 16th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Incident DescriptionA Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team was recently organized by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to begin an assessment of the Twentyfive Mile Fire burning outside Chelan, WA. BAER teams conduct rapid assessments that evaluate post-fire conditions and determine the potential for increased flooding, sediment flows, and rockslides. BAER teams consist of many disciplines including hydrologists, geologists, soil scientists, road engineers, botanists, biologists, and archeologists from both federal and state agencies.
Coordinates47.935 latitude, -120.308 longitude

Current Situation

Size22,117 Acres