Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
WINDY PASS FIRE UPDATE Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 7:30 a.m. Contact: Fire Information, 509-653-1468
Acres: 82 Containment: 64% Personnel on the ground: 77
Yesterday: The fire entered mop-op operations, and crews continued to monitor the perimeter for hot spots, completing mop-op where those spots presented a threat to control lines.
Operations Today: Fire behavior is minimal and smoldering, but no active fire behavior has been observed. There is no anticipated change in the fire spread. Crews are still performing full mop-op operations, during which they will scout for hot spots and suppress any spots that could present a threat to contingency lines. The fire is being managed jointly with the Schneider Springs Fire on the Naches Ranger District to the south, and some resources that were on the Windy Pass Fire have now been reassigned to assist suppression efforts in that area.
Weather: A Red Flag Warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 p.m. PDT for wind and low relative humidity for the Wenatchee Valley and Northern Columbia Basin. Hazy and smoky conditions persist in the area. Closures: The Forest Service has issued Closure Order 06-17-03-21-15 for the Taneum and Manastash drainages including Forest Roads FSR 3100, 3104, 3111, 3120, 3300, 3330, 3350, 3352, 4100, 4110, and 4510. For further details on roads, trails, and campgrounds closed, please visit https://bit.ly/ForestClosureOrders and scroll to the Cle Elum Ranger District table. Please stay out of the area for your safety and to ensure firefighter, equipment, and emergency access to the fire.
Smoke Information: The Forest Service works closely with other federal and state partners to predict and mitigate smoke impacts on individuals and communities during wildfires, visit https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/ for local air quality information. Fire Restrictions: Campfire restrictions are in effect. Campfires are prohibited throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including developed campgrounds and congressionally designated Wilderness. Please call local ranger district offices for more information. https://tinyurl.com/yby4oysq. -End-