Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801
NORTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #10
Al Lawson-Incident CommanderMinimal Fire Activity and Firefighters Begin Fire Repair Work Saturday, September 16, 2017
Fire: Uno Peak Completion: 15%
Acres: 8,726 Start Date: August 30, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA
Total Personnel: 297 Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain
Yesterday: A small portion of the total fire area remained active yesterday, primarily in the Lone Fir Creek drainage on the northwest side of the fire, where the fire is slowly backing downhill within the 2001 Rex Creek fire area. With cooler conditions fire growth overall continued to be minimal. Other portions of the fire had moderate fire behavior. The fire remained approximately 2 miles upslope of Lake Chelan.
Fire suppression repair and equipment backhaul work began on the exterior Coyote Ridge containment line. Road improvement work was wrapped up and road crews will be focusing on maintenance. The goal of the team is to leave the roads in better condition than when they arrived.
The structure protection group has completed its preparedness work in the Llama Ranch and Canoe Creek areas and continued to maintain the pumping and sprinkler system that has been installed. They also continued their work with Chelan Fire District #5 in the Manson area to complete community specific plans for improving wildfire resiliency and response preparedness. They remain ready to protect structures if needed and the Canoe Creek and the Llama Ranch area remain under a Level 1 evacuation (get ready). No structures are threatened.
Today: Fire activity continues to decrease as cooler and slightly more humid weather arrives. A significant precipitation event is forecast to occur starting Sunday night and continuing into Wednesday which is anticipated to dramatically reduce fire activity. Nonetheless, weather forecasts are uncertain and there continues to be active fire, so the team will continue with containment efforts and be prepared to implement more aggressive fire suppression activities should they be necessary.
While the fire perimeter encompasses an area of nearly 9,000 acres, burn intensity has been varied across the fire. As a result, a mosaic of forest conditions have been left behind; some areas where most vegetation has been burned and some areas where very little was burned. This mosaic combines with the 2001 Rex Creek fire to provide gaps in vegetation size and spacing, which result in a more fire resilient landscape.
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