Diamond Creek Fire News Release

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Diamond Creek Fire News Release

Diamond Creek October 4

Incident: Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire
Released: 10/4/2017

While Diamond Creek Fire is not out, the potential for significant perimeter growth is limited. Future written updates will occur as conditions change sufficiently to warrant notification.

Last night’s infrared flight showed very little fire growth and only small pockets of scattered heat. Firefighters continue to monitor fire activity.Suppression Repair: Suppression repair of the contingency line south of the fire area is ongoing. Local resource advisors continue to identify suppression repair needs and evaluate work as it is completed. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team, with local emergency management, forest hydrologists, soil scientists, and others; are assessing the potential for future flooding or debris flows on public lands affected by the fire. That team will identify areas of concern and provide recommendations for mitigation. For more on BAER efforts visit http://centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/

Closures: Closure details are online at: http://bit.ly/2yXg10l. Given the hazards of smoldering stump holes and underground root systems, as well as fire weakened trees and active burning in some areas, these closures are expected to remain in place until several inches of snowpack cover the area.

The interactive map (http://arcg.is/2vpoLOz) is useful for gaining clarity about locations of closed roads, trails and areas.

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Methow Valley Ranger District
Phone: 509-996-4003
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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