Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801
NORTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #10
Al Lawson-Incident Commander
Light precipitation occurs over the fire area Monday, September 18, 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: 240 Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain
Yesterday: Fire suppression line repair continued along Coyote Ridge and portions of the Nelson Butte containment lines. All the hose along both containment lines have been fully retrieved.
The most active fire behavior continues to be contained in the Lone Fir Creek drainage on the eastside of the fire area within the Sawtooth Wilderness area. Other areas of the fire showed minimal activity.
The structure protection group continued to assess structures in the Canoe Creek and Llama Ranch areas. Canoe Creek and the Llama Ranch areas remain under a Level 1 evacuation (get ready). No structures are threatened.
Today: Fire suppression line repair on both containment lines will continue to be the focus for firefighters. As fire line repair gets completed, excess equipment that is no longer needed is being released. The Gold Creek spike camp has been disassembled. Therefore, residents and visitors may notice an increase in fire traffic in the mornings and evenings near South Fork Grade Creek road.
The cause of the fire is being actively investigated.
A chance of rain is in the forecast as an upper level low comes in and will remain until Tuesday. Another wet low system is expected to move in afterwards bringing in with it a higher chance of precipitation, near freezing overnight lows, and potential snow accumulations in the higher elevations. The cooler and wetter weather is anticipated to be a season slowing event for fire behavior.
While more and more residents are making their homes in woodland settings, there is a very real and growing danger of wildfire. Here are some tips to help ensure your home is protected from wildfire:
- Remove any dead branches that extend over the roof;
- Prune tree branches and shrubs within 15 feet of a stovepipe or chimney outlet.
- Stack firewood at least 100 feet away and uphill from your home. Clear combustible material within 20 feet from your home.
For tips like these, visit www.fireadapted.org.
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