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Windy Pass

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

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Windy Pass Fire Daily Update 8-15-2021

Windy Pass Wildfire
News – 8/15/2021

WINDY PASS FIRE UPDATE

Date:  Sunday, August 15, 2021 – 7:30 a.m.

Contact:  Fire Information, 509-653-1468

Acres: 89

Containment: 70%

Personnel on the ground: 98

Current Status: The fire is in full mop-op mode, and crews are continuing to monitor the perimeter for hot spots, completing mop-op where those spots presented a threat to control lines. Fire behavior is minimal and smoldering, but no active fire behavior has been observed. There is no anticipated change in the fire spread. Terrain within the burned area is steep and largely inaccessible, and smokejumpers assisted suppression efforts earlier in the week. Ground crews remain onsite. The fire is being managed jointly with the Schneider Springs Fire on the Naches Ranger District to the southwest, and some resources that were on the Windy Pass Fire have now been reassigned to assist suppression efforts in that area.

Weather: High temperatures and low RH value are currently in the forecast through the day. A cold front passing through this morning will bring high wind gusts. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for today through 8:00 p.m. 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.

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