Rock Creek Fire Update-9/17/2016
Incident: Rock Creek Fire Wildfire
Rock Creek Fire Update
9/17/2016 7:00 a.m. PT
Fire Information: (509) 658-1366
The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. If you have information, please contact Bruce Balderston at the Washington Department of Natural Resources at 509-925-8510.
Location – The Rock Creek Fire is burning on the Naches Ranger District and on lands protected by the Washington Department of Natural Resources 12 miles northwest of Naches, Washington in the Rock Creek drainage east of SR 410.
Yesterday’s Operations – Crews made good progress yesterday. With the warm and dry conditions isolated pockets of previously unburned vegetation within the interior of the fire continued to burn and produce some smoke. Firefighters continued cooling hotspots (mopping up) and worked to further secure the containment lines.
Today’s Operations – Crews will continue mopping up and strengthening the firelines on all flanks of the fire today. As always, please use caution while driving in and around the Nanches River Corridor near the Chinook Pass Work Center as firefighters and other vehicles are still working in the area.
Weather and Fire Behavior – A cold front passing through the fire area will likely bring cooler temperatures, gusty winds and rain this weekend. Minimal fire behavior is expected today.
Closures – Reference closure order and map on INCIWEB at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5025/33709/
- Closure begins from the southeast point at the junction of FSR 1701 and SR 410.
- Closure continues northeast along the south side of FSR 1701 to the junction with FSR 1714 and 1713.
- Closure then runs east along the south side of FSR 1714 to the junction with FSR 1714-615.
- Closure then runs east following the 17-615 to NF boundary and extends due east beyond the NF boundary for approximately 0.46 miles into DNR ownership.
- Closure then turns due north and continues north for approximately 5.6 miles to the northeast corner of Section 19.
- Closure then turns north and runs for 2 miles to Naches / Cle Elum District boundaries and follows that until 4X4 Route 686.
- Closure travels westerly on 4X4 Route 686 on to FSR 1708 and westerly to SR 410.
- Closure follows SR 410 easterly to its point of origin at FSR 1701.
The closure order also affects lands managed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Natural Resources.