Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
NORTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #10
Al Lawson-Incident CommanderFirefighters Continue to Focus on Fire Repair Work Sunday, September 17, 2017
Fire: Uno Peak Completion: 20%
Acres: 8,726 Start Date: August 30, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA
Total Personnel: 271 Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain
Yesterday: Majority of the active fire continues to be primarily in the Lone Fir Creek drainage on the northwest side of the fire.
Crews continued to focus on fire suppression line repair and equipment backhaul on the alternate Coyote Ridge containment line. Most of the hose along Coyote Ridge was retrieved. The majority of the road improvement work has been completed; however, road maintenance will continue throughout the next couple days.
Structure protection group continued to maintain the pumps and sprinkler system that was installed in the Canoe Creek and Llama Ranch areas. The Canoe Creek and the Llama Ranch areas remain under a Level 1 evacuation (get ready). No structures are threatened.
Today: Crews will continue repairing the hand lines and dozer lines along Coyote Ridge. Repair includes removing berms, installing water bars, and pulling some brush back into the trails. All of this work will help minimize potential erosion once the rains and snow come. Crews will also begin retrieving hose along the primary hand lines and dozer lines on Nelson Butte Ridge.
With cooler temperatures and higher humidities, fire activity continues to decrease. Over the fire area, breezy conditions and some precipitation is forecasted for Sunday night through Wednesday, which will further diminish fire activity. Some snow is expected at the higher elevations.
Fighting wildfires requires lots of personnel and many resources. Firefighters and support personnel from multiple states, some from as far away as Kentucky and Alabama, were brought together to manage and contain the Uno Peak Fire. While some resources have come long distances, many of the contractors, agency crews and personnel are from the local area. With the declaration of a State of Emergency by Governor Jay Inslee on September 2, 2017, the Washington National Guard and State Guard also became available to help support firefighting efforts. On this incident, personnel from the Guard have been providing logistical support, base camp security, and were providing air operational support in the form of two Black Hawk helicopters with crews.
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