Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
NORTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #10
Al Lawson-Incident Commander
Weather allows line to be strengthened with burning operations Thursday, September 14, 2017
Fire: Uno Peak Completion: 10%
Acres: 8060 Start Date: August 30, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA
Total Personnel: 317 Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain
Yesterday: Continuous dry fuels in Lone Fir Creek drainage kept the fire burning actively with an added growth of less than 200 acres. The Big Goat Mountain area also put up a large column of smoke that was visible. Other portions of the fire had moderate fire behavior.
As crews completed cold trailing near South Navarre campground, burning operations were initiated to improve the line south of the campground towards Nelson Butte. Crews were staffed last night to patrol and monitor the fire.
The structure protection group remains ready to protect structures if needed. The Canoe Creek area to the west and the Llama Ranch area to the southeast remain under a Level 1 evacuation (get ready).
Today: Burning operations will continue down Nelson Butte Ridge. The speed at which this occurs will depend on the winds and weather. Crews will complete laying hose and pumps the last 1000 feet of the line towards the lake.
Road improvements are expected to be completed by this weekend.
Breezy conditions will persist through the morning and die down in the afternoon. Friday will bring south southeast winds which will be favorable for burning operations. With Sunday’s cold front coming through, lower tempatures and a chance of rain are forecast.
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Smoke: Smoke may drift into the valleys. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com/
Closures: Current road 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), South Fork Gold Creek Road 4330-600. Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (From South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258), Summer Blossom, Foggy Dew, Crater Creek and Martin Lakes. The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed. Foggy Dew Campground remains open. Closure map is available at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/5572/1/73036
Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404