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McLeod Fire

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Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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2018-08-13-Update-Crescent MTN

McLeod Fire Wildfire
News – 8/13/2018

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

  • Cause: Lightning

  • McLeod Fire: 893 acres; 0% contained

  • Point of Origin: Approximately 8 miles north of Mazama

  • Start Date: August 11, 2018

  • Cause: Lightning

Current Activity:

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

Areas businesses are open. Please consider showing your support by shopping in the local community.

Fire Information:

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6093/ https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6130/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrescentMTNFire/

Fire Information Center: (480) 744-9318 Email: gilbertfireinfo2018@gmail.com

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