Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801
MANAGEMENT TEAM #10
Fire remains in the Safety Harbor Creek drainage at 6,700 acres.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Fire: Uno Peak Completion: 1%
Acres: 6,700 Start Date: August 30, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA
Total Personnel: 220 Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain
Yesterday: The fire continued to grow to the northeast in the Safety Harbor drainage area. A Level 1 evacuation notice (prepare and be aware) remains in place for two private inholdings along the lake, the Llama Ranch area to the south and Canoe Creek to the north. Crews continued to complete structure protection in the Llama Ranch area. The fire remained approximately 3 miles from these areas. Dozers and hand crews continued to build and strengthen the indirect primary line down Coyote Ridge. Portions of the 8200 Road were graded and brushed to improve safe vehicle traffic. Due to heavy smoke, air resources were grounded all day.
Today: Crews will continue to work on building and improving the primary indirect line, finish structure protection and sprinkler lays in the Llama Ranch area, and begin structure protection in the Canoe Creek area.
Smoke may keep the fire shaded and moderate fire activity. Crews will continue with culvert installation on Gold Creek and road improvements along the 8200 Road.
Fire weather conditions remain at critical levels. Humidity recovery was poor last night and relative humidity will be low again today. Temperatures are forecasted for near record levels in the mid to upper 80s. A chance of thunderstorms is expected Thursday and Friday of this week.
There will be a public meeting held tonight, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Manson High School. Everyone is invited to attend, and Spanish translation will be available.
Smoke: Heavy smoke from the Uno Fire, as well as many others around the region, will stay in the valleys in
the morning due to an air inversion that will lift later in the day. After the inversion lifts, expect smoke to
continue to drift down Lake Chelan and will be highly visible from the communities of Manson, Chelan,
Pateros, Brewster and Twisp. More information about smoke and your health is available at
Closures: New closures from the South Fork Gold Creek to Crater Creek in the Methow Valley have been
implemented. Current closures include the Grade Creek Rd (from the intersection with FS 8200-117 (Oss Peak
Rd) to the intersection with FS 4330-600 (South Fork Gold Creek Rd)/FS 8020 (Cooper Ridge Rd) is closed.
Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (From South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258) and Summer Blossom. Foggy Dew campground remains open. The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed.
Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404
Phone: 541-612- 0642