Rock Creek Fire Update-9/20/2016
Incident: Rock Creek Fire Wildfire
Rock Creek Fire Update
9/20/2016 2:00 p.m. PT
Fire Information: (509) 658-1376
Road Closure Replaces Area Closure- The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest today terminated the area closure (Order # 170816989) issued on September 12, 2016. Replacing it is a new emergency road closure signed today by Forest Supervisor Michael R. Williams.
The Rock Creek fire has not grown for several days and containment is now at 90%. As a result forest officials determined that the larger area closure was no longer necessary; however, public safety concerns remain in the immediate vicinity of the fire. Details of the closure are listed below.
Location – The Rock Creek Fire is on lands protected by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and the Washington Department of Natural Resources 12 miles northwest of Naches, Washington in the Rock Creek drainage east of SR 410.
Operations- Mop-up standards have largely been met on the southern side of the fire. On that area, attention is turning to rehabilitating fire lines and repairing damage done by suppression activities. The focus on the northern flank continues to be mop-up. Firefighters are also tasked with monitoring the entire fire edge.
Closures – Reference closure order link and map on INCIWEB at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5025/33709/
Emergency Road Closure Order # 06170816991 prohibits travel by any means on the following roads within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest:
- Forest Service Road (FSR) 1701 beginning at the Forest Boundary, (T. 16 N. R. 15 E., Sec.9),
- East to the junction with FSR 1714, (T. 16 N., R. 15 E., Sec.1),
- Continuing north on FSR 1701 to the junction with FSR 1720, (T. 17 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 26),
- West and south on FSR 1720 to the junction with FSR 1702, (T. 16 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 4),
- South on FSR 1702 to the Forest Boundary (T. 16 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 4)
- Including the following spur roads connected to FSR 1701, 1720, and 1701; 511, 517, 525, 540, 544, 550, 545, 547, 608, 610, 612, 614, 616, 618, 620, 627, 630, 639 and 643.