Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801
NORTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #10
Al Lawson-Incident Commander
Firefighters make good progress as weather conditions cool Friday, September 15, 2017
Fire: Uno Peak Completion: 10%
Acres: 8455 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: Most of the active fire continued to be in the Lone Fir Creek drainage on the northwest side of the fire, where it backed down the hill. However, with cooler conditions fire growth overall was minimal. Other portions of the fire had moderate fire behavior.
Burn operations continued near South Navarre campground along Forest Service 8200 road to help secure the containment line. Because of this, a night shift was established to help patrol and monitor the fire.
The structure protection group assisted in developing a fire adapted preparedness plan with Chelan Fire District #5 and 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: As cooler weather arrives and the need for the need for the eastern-most containment line along Coyote Ridge diminishes, crews will focus on backhaul of hose and equipment. Night crews will monitor the fire and mop up along the ridge as needed.
Road improvements are expected to be completed by this weekend. Residents and visitors should use caution if traveling within the lower Grade Creek road. Heavy equipment and fire engines are working in the area. For the safety of residents, visitors, and firefighters, travel within the South Fork Gold Creek area should be minimal or travelers should practice caution as there is an increase traffic from heavy equipment. Please know and abide by all fire closures.
Weather conditions will be similar to yesterday, however, wind directions will come from the south, southeast. Winds are projected to be fairly weak through Sunday and temperatures should remain cooler. A cold front is projected to move in Sunday night, bringing a good chance of rain.
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