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Uno Peak Fire, September 19, 2017 Daily Update

Incident: Uno Peak Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/19/2017

NORTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #10

Al Lawson-Incident Commander

Team transitions fire back to forest

Tuesday, September 19, 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: 223 Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain

Yesterday: Crews continued to work on fire suppression line repair along the Coyote Ridge and Nelson Butte containment lines. Excess equipment was demobilized as fire line repair and road work was completed.

The structure protection group has left hose and sprinkler systems in place in the Canoe Creek and Llama Ranch areas and continued to assess protection as needed. Canoe Creek and the Llama Ranch areas remain under a Level 1 evacuation (get ready). No structures are threatened.

Today: Crews will continue to rehabilitate containment lines along Coyote Ridge and Nelson butte. Fire activity remains low and continues to be monitored as it burns in the Sawtooth Wilderness. The predicted weather today will include a good chance of rainfall of 0.3 inches to 0.7 inches to the fire and possible snow accumulations between 1 to 4 inches above 5,500 feet.

Looking forward: The Northwest Incident Management Team #10 will transfer the command of the Uno Peak Fire back to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest at 6:00 pm Wednesday evening. After today, updates will occur every few days or as fire activity warrants. Information on Inciweb, Facebook, and Twitter will continue to be maintained as well.

Over the coming days and weeks, the Forest will be completing a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment of the fire. Local emergency management, State geologists, Forest hydrologists, soil scientists, and other experts will be working together to assess the potential for future flooding or debris flow on public lands effected by this fire. The BAER assessment is focused on protecting life, property, water quality, and environmental deterioration from immediate possible damage due to exposed soil, runoff, or possible flooding.

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

Fire Information:

Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/

Facebook: facebook.com/UnoPeakFire

Twitter: twitter.com/UnoPeakFire

Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404

Phone: 971-249-2268

#UnoPeakFire

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