Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA
Total Personnel: 22
Acres: 128,272 total acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Start Date: July 23, 2017
Note: The containment reflects the percent of operational objectives completed.
BAER Team assessment on Diamond Creek Fire
Current Activities: Over the coming days and weeks, the Forest will be completing Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessments. Together with local emergency management, Forest hydrologists, soil scientists, and others; experts will be assessing the potential for future flooding or debris flow on public lands affected by the fire.
In addition to an excavator, one hand crew; engine; and overhead personnel remain assigned to the fire. Resources are continuing suppression repair of the contingency line south of the fire area. As with previous operational periods, resource advisors will continue evaluation of the remaining suppression repair activities. Air and ground resources will continue to monitor fire activity.
Due to smoldering stump holes, fire killed and damaged hazard trees, and active burning in some area; the area and trail closures for the Pasayten are expected to remain in place for some time.
Weather: Today is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 60; a north wind 8 to 14 mph is also expected. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 35 and a northwest wind around 8 mph.
Closures: AREA CLOSURE STILL IN EFFECT. Most roads on the south side of Diamond Creek Fire are now open, effective September 26, 2017. Maps have been posted to the Diamond Creek Fire InciWeb and Facebook pages. The Area Closure boundary has not changed.
The following roads remain closed:
5130-000 Road (Eightmile Creek Road) from approx. 2 miles above Honeymoon Campground to Billy Goat Trail Head
5227-100 Road (Yellow Jacket Road)
Persons should be aware that there still is a countywide burn ban in affect and should check with US Forest Service and DNR for additional fire restrictions.