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Chikamin Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Chikamin Fire
Email: 2020.Chikamin@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-548-2550

Chikamin Fire Update September 11, 2020

Chikamin Fire Wildfire
News – 9/11/2020

The Chikamin Fire is located in the Chikamin Ridge area 22 miles north of Leavenworth, Washington. This fire is burning in heavy timber in steep inaccessible terrain. Crews are utilizing natural features, existing roads and trails, and the footprints of past fire areas to contain the spread of the fire. 

Most of the fire activity is in the Garland Creek area on the Entiat Ranger District. It is still within the confines of the old Wolverine Fire burn scar but smoke is visible from the Cottonwood Campground area. The fire is estimated to be 1,252 acres in size. Fire behavior has been fairly mild, although on Labor Day increased fire activity consumed the old miners shack on the western flank of the fire area.
 
To provide for public safety and firefighter safety on the Chikamin Fire the following road and trails are closed to public entry:  
- FS Road #6210 (Chikamin Road)  
- Lower Chiwawa Trail #1548
- Chikamin Tie Trail #1534
- Minnow Ridge Trail #1524
- Basalt Ridge Trail #1515
- Basalt Pass Trail #1530
- Rock Creek Tie Trail #1538
- Garland Peak Trail #1408
- Upper Mad River Trail #1409.1
- Alder Ridge Trail #1523
- Chikamin Tie Trail #1561
- Minnow Creek Trail #1539
- Shetipo Trail #1429