Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg , WA 98926
Little Camas Fire Update
Fire Information: (541) 499-2862
Yesterday firefighters continued the arduous task of mopping up the perimeter of the fire to ensure there is no future threat to the control lines. Hoses have been laid to supply water to assist firefighters in extinguishing burning material that could compromise the successful containment of the fire. “The number of smokes I observed was down from the thousand I saw yesterday to the equivalent of fifty campfires today,” said Fire Behavior Analyst Steve Ziel. Contingency plans were developed should the fire rekindle.
Today, firefighters will continue to focus on mopping up the fire’s edge, removing excess equipment and supplies and begin repairing the effects of the suppression effort on the landscape. A helicopter is available to assist with bucket drops should that be necessary.
The weather over the fire area is expected to become increasingly hot and dry, with temperatures near 90° and relative humidity nearing 20%.
Road and trail closures near the fire are still in place.
Today will be the last day NWIMT7 will manage the fire. A Type 3 organization lead by Incident Commander Charlie Burns will continue to mop up and patrol the fire beginning Friday.
This will be the final update on the Little Camas Fire. For future information on the fire suppression effort you can contact Janet Pearce, Washington DNR Communications Manager at: 360-902-1122. For current information on road and trail closures visit the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF webpage at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen.
NWIMT7 would like to express its gratitude to the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest, Chelan County Fire District 6 and the residents of Cashmere and Chelan County for their cooperation and support of our successful mission.