Sawmill creek update for September 21, 2017
Incident: Sawmill Creek Fire Wildfire
Fire Summary: Some wetting rains are still possible. Temperatures will remain below the seasonal average with a slight upward trend expected into the weekend. Minimal fire growth with isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the forest canopy and burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible.
Norse Peak Fire State Route 410 is being cleared of debris and hazardous trees are being removed. State Route 410 will re-open for thru traffic only at 12 noon today. Level 1 evacuations remain in place. Forest Road 1900 (Little Naches) remains closed and Forest Road 1800 (Bumping River Rd.) is open to private landowners only. Thinning, and removing hazardous trees along Forest Road 1900 is almost complete. 80% of the fireline will be indirect, or not directly adjacent to the fire’s edge. The remaining 20% of the fireline will be direct. The indirect lines are 100% complete and 80% of direct line has been completed.
American Fire Any fire movement will be minimal. With the continued cold and wet weather pattern fire activity is expected to be slow creeping and smoldering with no measurable fire spread. 75% of the fire will be lined. 95% of the indirect lines are complete.