Crescent Mountain Fire
August 13, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m.
Crescent Mountain Fire: approximately 16923 acres; 21% contained
Personnel: 624 (incudes personnel for all assigned fires)
Point of Origin: Approximately 21 miles west of the town of Twisp
Start Date: July 29, 2018
McLeod Fire: 893 acres; 0% contained
Point of Origin: Approximately 8 miles north of Mazama
Start Date: August 11, 2018
Crescent Mountain Fire: Yesterday crews had a successful day mopping up and improving containment lines as work continued on structure protection efforts to within ½ mile of Twisp. In the War Creek drainage, there were three slopovers across the containment line and across War Creek. Four crews (80 firefighters) were successful in stopping the fire progression and will continue mop up today. A direct dozer line was established near Poplar Flat, and today hand crews will extend a handline from there to Slate Lake.
McLeod Fire: Includes the initial fire names of Panther, Isabella, Sunrise West, and McLeod. These fires will be referred to as the McLeod Fire as it has the largest size. Yesterday, the SA Red Team assumed command of the McLeod Fire and began assessing the fire and structures along Chewuch Road and Hwy 20. Crews will be able to utilize roads and fire breaks put in place during the Diamond Fire in 2017 to aid in containment.
Doe Fire: Includes the Doe and Doe Falls Fire. Crews continued working on the Doe Fire and were able to establish lines around the approximately 20 acre fire. Mop up will continue on the Doe Fire today.
Evacuations: A Level 2 evacuation is in effect for the area of Twisp River Road up drainage from Little Bridge Creek Road. Level 2 means prepare now to go immediately in the event that the evacuation level is elevated.
Closures: The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has issued a closure order for the fire area. Specific trail, road, and area closures, and a closure map, can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/6093/. A new temporary flight restriction is in place over to cover the increased fire area. For details, see http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/sect_print_8_6774.html. For information on road closures, visit to: https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx.
Smoke: Numerous fires in the area and from Canada will continue to generate smoke in the area. For more information on smoke and public health, please visit: wasmoke.blogspot.com, https://www.purpleair.com/, and https://www.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/. For smoke information in Spanish visit: https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/SmokeFromFires/HumodeIncendios
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