#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire Final Post – Please visit Inciweb.org for future updates

For future Wenatchee Complex Updates:

Please visit www.inciweb.org/incident/3258/ or call the

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters at 509-664-9200

or the Wenatchee River Ranger District at 509-548-2550  

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#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 Final Morning Update (version En Espanol Disponible)

 

INCIDENT QUICK FACTS:

Location:   North, west and southwest of Wenatchee, Wash.

Total acres: 56,291

Containment:  55 percent

Start Date: 09/09/2012

Cause: Lightning

Resources:   9 Crews    19 Engines     4 Helicopters       4 Dozers     540 Personnel

 ***This is the final update to be released by the Southwest Incident Management Team. ***

For updated information, please visit: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3258

 TODAY’S SUMMARY:

Mop up, rehabilitation and patrol of fires in the Wenatchee Complex continues today, as Joe Reinarz’s Type 1 Southwest Incident Management Team prepares for a transition to a Type 3 team tomorrow. The incoming team will shadow the Type 1 team today.

A wind shift to the east yesterday aligned new canyons and exposed new fuels to fire, increasing active fire behavior in some areas. Small burnouts to strengthen containment lines were carried out on the Peavine, Sears Creek and Cashmere Mountain Fires.

On the Peavine Fire, a burnout along the 9712 Road on the eastern flank was tied into a large rock feature. Helicopters were then used to aerially ignite inward from the road to increase the depth of the containment line.

A firefighter was injured yesterday on the Peavine Fire, while attempting to fall a snag. The burned-out tree fell in an unexpected direction, hitting the firefighter on the back after he tripped and fell.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a back injury and later released. He will be sent home for follow-up care.

Area closures for the Basalt, Cashmere and Poison Fires have been reduced. For additional information, please visit: www.inciweb.org/incident/3258. 

 

Fire Name

Acres

Percent

Contained

Current Status

Canyon

7,557

100

Patrol by air.

Byrd

14,119

100

Patrol by air. Rehabilitation completed.

Poison Canyon

5,909

100

Patrol by ground. Rehabilitation in progress.

Peavine Canyon

19,388

60

Mop up and hold on west side. Finished firing operations along the 9712 Road to tie into rock feature. Aerial ignition used to deepen control line.

First Creek

1,402

100

Patrol by air. Rehabilitation almost completed.

Pyramid

1,692

0

Patrol by air.

Klone

1,476

15

Patrol by air. Decreased fire activity yesterday.

Cashmere Mountain

2,609

20

Patrol and hold 7601 Road. Carried out small burnout to secure southern flank.

Basalt Peak

1,127

0

Patrol by air. Fire is backing on south flank.

Sears Creek

477

40

Patrol by ground. Carrying out small burnout to secure dozer line on the north flank.

Maverick Peak

21

100

Patrol by air. Rehabilitation in progress.

Ingalls  Creek

3

100

No fire activity.

Mule

      0.3

0

Air attack monitored. No significant change.

 FOR ADDITIONAL AND UPDATED INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

www.inciweb.org/incident/3258/

 Beginning tomorrow, for fire information, please call the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters at 509-664-9200 or the Wenatchee River Ranger District at 509-548-2550.

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#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire Air Quality Advisory – Thursday 10/04 7 am

Wenatchee      “Unhealthy”

Leavenworth   “Moderate”

Chelan               “Unhealthy for Sensitive Populations”

Cashmere         “Unhealthy for Sensitive Populations”

Entiat                 “Unhealthy For Sensitive Populations”

 

Unhealthy, Very Unhealthy, or Hazardous

Please Keep Children Indoors and Move Outdoor Activities Out of the Area

 

 Some people may be sensitive to air pollution at the “Moderate” level, like people with heart or lung disease, or a current respiratory infection. They should limit outdoor activity.

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 When air quality is in this range “Unhealthy for Sensitive Populations” there is an increasing likelihood of adverse health effects for those with pre-existing heart and lung diseases.  People with pre-existing heart and lung diseases, the elderly, and children should limit prolonged outdoor exertion

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When the air quality is in the “Unhealthy” range there may be increased aggravation of pre-existing heart and lung diseases and premature mortality among sensitive populations.  Increasing adverse respiratory effects may also be seen in the general population.  People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, and children should limit exertion and stay indoors, if possible.  Everyone else should limit time spent outdoors and prolonged exertion.

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For more smoke information please visit www.cdhd.wa.gov.

Information about current air quality conditions and forest fires is located at:

Ecology:            https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/ or http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/smoke.pl

#66 Cle Elum  # 67 Cashmere #68 Wenatchee Confluence Park #69 Entiat 

Forest Service:   http://www.inciweb.org/  

 

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#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire October 3, 2012 Briefing Map

October 3, 2012 Wenatchee Complex Briefing Map

October 3, 2012 Wenatchee Complex Briefing Map

October 3, 2012 Wenatchee Complex Briefing Map PDF

October 3, 2012 Peavine & Table Mountain Fires Map PDF

October 3, 2012 Area Closure Map PDF

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#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire October 3, 2012 Morning Update (version En Espanol Disponible)

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

INCIDENT QUICK FACTS:

Location:   North, west and southwest of Wenatchee, Wash.

Total acres: 55,234

Containment:  55 percent

Start Date: 09/09/2012

Cause: Lightning

Resources:   9 Crews    25 Engines     4 Helicopters       4 Dozers     610 Personnel

TODAY’S SUMMARY:

Crews will evaluate fire growth from yesterday’s high winds, while continuing mop up, rehabilitation and patrol of fires in the Wenatchee Complex. A wind shift to the northeast and then to the east will align new canyons and expose new fuels to fire, which could increase active fire behavior and produce smoke.

Temperatures today will be much cooler than the past several days, with humidity remaining low. No precipitation is expected over the fire area for at least the next two weeks.

Infra-red data was unavailable last night, but air patrol yesterday of Pyramid, Klone, Basalt and Sears Creek showed some growth in all these high-elevation backcountry fires. Some perimeter growth is anticipated on all uncontained fires in the complex.

A small section of burnout on the eastern flank of the Peavine Fire is expected to be completed today. Crews will also continue mopping up the fire’s western flank along U.S. Highway 97.

Demobilization of resources continues, as Joe Reinarz’s Type 1 Southwest Incident Management Team prepares for a transition to a Type 3 team on Oct. 5. The Type 3 Incident Commander met with the team yesterday.

Area closures remain in effect for most of the fires in the complex.  Please call local U.S. Forest Service Ranger Districts for more details.

Until the area receives significant rain or snow, residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from fires in the complex, as interior islands of fuel continue to burn.

Fire Name

Acres

Percent

Contained

Current Status

Canyon

7,557

100

Patrol by air.

Byrd

14,119

100

Patrol by air. Rehabilitation in progress.

Poison Canyon

5,909

100

Patrol by ground. Rehabilitation in progress. Chipping of brush completed.

Peavine Canyon

19,327

60

Mop up and hold on west side. Patrol on north. Continue carrying out firing operations along the 9712 Road, when conditions permit, and contain any spot fires.

First Creek

1,402

100

Patrol by air. Rehabilitation in progress.

Pyramid

1,463

0

Patrol by air.

Klone

1,389

15

Patrol by air. Increased fire activity yesterday.

Cashmere Mountain

2,163

20

Continue to hold 8-Mile Road. Continue chipping brush. Carry out small burnout to secure southern flank.

Basalt Peak

1,009

0

Patrol by air. Fire is backing on south flank.

Sears Creek

477

40

Patrol by ground. Continue structure protection. Fire is backing down toward the dozer line on the north flank.

Maverick Peak

21

100

Patrol by air. Possible line rehabilitation.

Ingalls  Creek

3

100

No fire activity. May need rehabilitation.

Mule

      0.3

0

Air attack monitored. No significant change.

FOR ADDITIONAL AND UPDATED INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

www.inciweb.org/incident/3258/

 

 

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#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire Photos By Kari Greer / USFS on Flickr

Plumas Hot Shots on Division K of the Peavine Fire, Oct 1

Please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildland-fires-2012/sets/72157631679679011/ to view more Wenatchee Complex Fire Photos by Kari Greer / USFS.

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#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire October 2, 2012 Briefing Map

October 2, 2012 Briefing Map

October 2, 2012 Briefing Map

October 2 2012 Briefing Map(pdf)

October 2, 2012 PeavineTable Mountain Map (pdf)

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