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Jolly Mountain Fire Update September 29, 2107

Incident: Jolly Mountain Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/29/2017

Management of the fire transitioned to a Type 4 Incident Command Team at 6:00 am Friday September 29

Incident Commanders: Jeremy Johnson, Mark Charlton US Forest Service and Brian Wesemen WA DNR

Cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and rain that fell on the fire have led to minimal fire activity over the past week. Logs, stump holes, brush and forest litter continue to smolder within the fire perimeter. Smoke will be visible in the interior portions of the fire until snow blankets the area. Visitors to the Cle Elum and Teanaway Valleys will likely smell smoke and at times may see flames as the fire continues to consume downed trees, brush and grass.

Most resources assigned to the fire have been released with a small contingent remaining to continue mop up operations, rehabilitate fire lines, back haul remaining equipment and evaluate the area to determine what restoration will be needed.

Please do not report the fire to 911 or the Ranger Station unless a structure is threatened or the fire has moved into the canopy of the forest or is outside of control lines.

The Kittitas County Sheriff has removed all evacuation notices associated with the fire as of midnight September 29, 2017.

Many areas of the Cle Elum Ranger District that were closed to the public, including the popular Fish Lake road - FS 4330 and North Fork Teanaway road-FS 9737 will open at midnight September 29, 2017. National Forest lands that will remain closed are those located east of highway 903 (Salmon la Sac hwy.), south of Jolly Mountain Trail 1307 and Johnson Medra Trail 1383, west of the North Fork Teanaway River and north of the National Forest boundary between North Fork Teanaway River and highway 903.

Updates will be made only if significant changes occur.

Fire Quick Facts

Acres – 36808

Containment – 50%

Resources Assigned – 79

Estimated Containment – 10/15/201

Location – 11 miles northwest of Cle Elum

Started – August 11, 2017

Cause - Lightning

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Cle Elum Ranger Station
Phone: 509-852-1100
Hours: 8 AM - 4 PM

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