Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Throughout the afternoon today, smoke built up over the Norse Peak Fire area indicating increased fire activity and spread. These conditions were expected due to the weather that had been forecast for the area. North of Gold Hill, the Union Creek Fire crossed Union Creek, moved east and joined the Norse Peak Fire. These fires are moving south around the eastern side of Gold Hill along Union Creek. There was also intense heating and significant fire spread along the northeast side of the Norse Peak Fire deeper into the wilderness. Fire does not appear to have crossed Survey Creek, but may have joined Fire 367 to the north.
The American Fire continued to descend north towards the American River. It did not move south towards the Bumping Lake Recreation area.
Night Crews will be monitoring the fires and conditions along Highway 410 through the night.