Conconully, WA: FINAL UPDATE: The Muckamuck Fire started by lightning on Saturday August 4, 2021. The fire is located in and around the Town of Conconully, Washington. Mixed conifer with dead and downed materials are the primary fuel source along with ponderosa pine, sagebrush, and cured grass meadows. The fire is estimated at 13,297 and is now 99% contained. During the first phase of the fire there were 4 primary and 3 secondary structures lost.
The fire is now in full patrol status and a small group is continuing to repair dozer and handlines. This will go on for several more days. There is a chance you will see smoke in the area at times. This is unburned fuels in the middle of the fire and well within the containment lines. This is one of the main reasons we leave a few crews to patrol the fire. Thank you to the community and all other agencies that have supported the firefighters.
Weather today is expected to be mostly sunny with a max temperature 55 degrees at the peaks and 26% humidity. Variable winds 2-5 in the morning and primarily southeast 4-7 in the afternoon. It is expected to be a beautiful day.
Current road closures remain in effect and are being looked at on a regular basis. For the most up to date information you can follow the link below. Please adhere to the closures. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd951765.pdf
Closure Order Map:
· FS Road 37 is closed at the junction with FS Road 42 · FS Road 38 is closed at the forest boundary north of Conconully · Mineral Hill Road is closed just west of Conconully
Did you know? Roles and responsibilities of the team continued.Today we look at the Planning Section Chief role on the team. This role has several responsibilities and some of those include: Collects and identifies potential problems, preparation of the Incident Action Plan (IAP), coordinates all sections information for the IAP, determines need for specialized resources, ensures that the Operations Section Chief identifies incident control lines, values to be protected, division boundaries, drop points; and prioritizes divisions in the event the choices must be made in allocating scarce resources, organizes and facilitates all meetings throughout the incident, oversees preparation and implementation of the Incident Demobilization Plan, ensures all incident reports and narratives are completed, and debriefs Agency Administrator upon completion of Demobilization. These are just a few of the items this position works to accomplish. As you can see there has to be a well organized and knowledgeable person in the role.
Fire information and the incident command post is located at Omak Stampede Grounds in Omak, WA. Fire information contact is Don Malone at (509) 822-8125 or you can also follow us on Facebook @NEWIMT3