Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Yesterday: Due to critical fire weather yesterday the fires actively spread to the bottom of the Safety Harbor drainage but did not cross to the southern side of the canyon. Fire managers continued to utilize water drops throughout the day to slow fire growth while hotshots and other ground resources improved control lines to the southeast.
“This weather and terrain is extremely hazardous to our firefighters,” said Kari Grover-Wier, Chelan District Ranger. “With limited options for safe direct attack, we are working hard to improve lines that will hold the fire at Coyote Ridge.”
Today: Potentially record high temperatures and low humidity could continue to drive active fire growth in the Safety Harbor Creek area. Crews and helicopters will continue to limit new growth to the southeast. The fire remains 15 air miles from the community of Manson, WA.
Smoke: Smoke is anticipated to drift down Lake Chelan and over the Waterville Plateau and will be highly visible from the communities of Manson, Chelan, Pateros, and Twisp. However, all businesses in the Chelan area remain open and ready for business. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com/
Closures: An area closure remains in place for the vicinity of the fires. Specifically, Grade Creek Road (From the intersection with FS 8200-117 (Oss Peak Road) to the intersection with FS 4330-600 (South Fork Gold Creek Road)/FS 8020 (Cooper Ridge Road) is now closed. Trail closures include the Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (From South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258) and Summer Blossom. The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed.
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