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Chelan Complex Fire Update 9-16-2015

Incident: Chelan Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/16/2015

“Our crews are in the process of completing fire line suppression repair of hand lines, dozer lines, and roads in the fire area”, said Incident Commander Bob Allbee. “I am very pleased with the way the work is progressing. We hope to get most, if not all, of the repair done before we get any heavy rains.”

A change to fall like conditions will be with the fire through the next few days. A deep low pressure system over the Pacific Northwest will result in cooler than normal temperatures, much higher relative humidity, and gusty/breezy winds at times. There is also a good chance for a wetting rain Wednesday night through mid-day Thursday. There will be a break in the weather Friday and Saturday with only slightly warmer temperatures. Another weather system will move into the region Sunday and Monday.

The suppression repair work will continue to be the focused in the McFarland Creek area. Suppression repair includes damage repair to roads and fire lines. Crews will continue to monitor the fire as needed. Smoke from this fire was coming mostly from islands of unburned fuels slowly burning out in the interior of the fire near Saint Luise Creek.

Unit Information

Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926

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