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Rock Creek Fire Update-9/18/2016

Incident: Rock Creek Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/18/2016

Rock Creek Fire Update

9/18/2016 8:00 a.m. PT

Fire Information: (509) 658-1366

This is the final update from Northwest Incident Management Team 7. The fire will be transitioning to a local Type 3 team Monday morning at 6 a.m. The NW IMT 7 wishes to extend its gratitude to the community for their support of the firefighting effort on the Rock Creek Fire.

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 (DNR) at 509-925-8510.

Location – The Rock Creek Fire is located 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 – Fire behavior was minimal yesterday. Crews continued to cool hotspots (mop-up) along the containment lines and worked to further secure the containment lines.

Today’s Operations – Crews will continue to hold, mop-up and patrol around the entire perimeter. As always, please use caution while driving in and around the Naches River Corridor near the Chinook Pass Work Center as firefighters and other vehicles are still working in the area.

Weather and Fire Behavior – There is a slight chance of precipitation today and gusty west winds up to 25 mph by midday. With maximum temperatures in the 50’s today, we expect minimal fire behavior.

Evacuations – All evacuation notices have been lifted.

Closures – Reference closure order and map on INCIWEB at:

· 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.

Unit Information

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Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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