Regional Fires

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The Jolly Mountain fire 11 miles NW of Cle Elum is 26,325 Acres and 5% contained The lightening caused fire started August 11th and is under control of a Type 1 Incident Management Team with 809 personnel.
The fire is burning in timber, short grass, brush, with a large amount of standing and downed dead trees. The area has received only one-tenth of an inch of rain (on August 12) since June 1st, so both live and dead fuel moistures are at all time lows for this time of year. The fire continued to back the West side of Sasse ridge towards Cle Elum Lake Communities as well as south towards Cle Elum ridge. Spread is primarily thru active fire behavior, uphill runs, torching and spotting.  There will be a Community Briefing at 6:00 PM, Thursday September 7, at Walter Strom Middle School Gymnasium, 2694 State Route 903, Cle Elum

The Uno Peak fire 15 Miles NW of Manson and burning east of Lake Chelan is 6,520 Acres with 1% containment. The fire started August 30th and the cause is under investigation. Northwest Incident Management Team #10 with 233 personnel is assigned to the fire. The fire involves timber and brush and downed wood from previous fires in the area. The live woody and herbaceous fuel moisture is at critical levels.

The Diamond Creek fire 12 miles north of Mazama is 105,000 acres including 10,000 acres north of the Canadian border and the fire is at 65% containment. The estimated date of full containment is October 15th. The fire is human caused and was reported July 23rd. There are 50 personnel assigned to the fire that is burning in dead and down timber stands. The fire remained 12 air miles from the nearest structure north of the Lost River/Mazama area.

The Jack Creek Wildfire 15 miles southwest of Leavenworth in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area is now 2,154 acres with 0% containment. The lightning caused fire started August 11th Fire managers will monitor the wildfire from the air. Firefighters have begun wrapping fire sensitive recreational features in fire protective wrap in the Eightmile and Stuart Lakes . Rangers will continue trail sweeps within the closure areas.

The Norse Peak fire 11 Miles west of Cliffdell, WA is now over 43,400 acres and is adjacent to the 1,320 American Fire and is considered 8% contained. Both fires were sparked by lightening on August 11th. 373 personnel are assigned to the fire burning in timber and heavy logging slash. The fire is threatening the Crystal Mountain Ski area and progress to the east and west threatens Hwy 410

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