#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire Update 9/20 9:00 PM PT ^MARH

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Fire Update – September 20, 2012, 9:00 p.m. PT

A public meeting is scheduled for 7 PM September 21 at the
Leavenworth Fire Hall, Chumstick Road across from the Leavenworth
High School.

Quick Facts
Location: North and west of the City of Wenatchee Washington. Fire Containment: 24%. Start Date: 09/09/2012. Acres: 41,849.  Cause: Lightning. Incident Commander: Jeff Pendleton. Resources on the Fire: 56 crews, 147 engines,  14 helicopters, 11 dozers. Total Personnel: 2,062.  Jurisdiction: USFS, WA DNR, BLM

Firefighters made good progress securing fire lines and limiting the
spread of fires at the north, south and east ends of the complex that
previously threatened homes in the Wenatchee, Cashmere, Entiat and
Chelan areas. These fires include First Creek, Byrd Canyon, Canyon,
Poison and Peavine fires. Today the smoky inversion lasted most of
the day limiting aerial operations. The inversion also put a cap on fire
activity, giving ground crews an opportunity to complete and secure
additional fire lines. Eight smoke jumpers attacked a new fire start in the
Entiat Valley and checked the spread at 2 acres. The area along the
Westside of Squilchuck between Halverson Road and Hampton Road
was changed to a level 2, all other evacuation levels remain the same.

A new spike camp was established at Lake Wenatchee State Park
today, hosting 90 fire fighters. Crews will work out of this camp on the
Sears, Basalt and Maverick Fires. By establishing this camp the crews
will have more time on the line and a longer rest period at night.

  • Canyon Fire — 7,587 Acres — 90% Contained
  • Byrd Fire — 13,909 Acres, plus 70 Acres— 90% Contained
  • Poison Fire — 5,991 Acres, plus 8 Acres — 30% Contained
  • Peavine Fire— 7,870 Acres, less 330 Acres — 20% Contained
  • First Creek Fire — 1,236 Acres — 30% Contained
  • Pyramid Fire— 544 Acres, plus 113 Acres — 0% Contained
  • Klone Fire — 1,071 Acres, plus 58 Acres — 0% Contained
  • Cashmere Fire — 754 Acres, plus 96 Acres —0% Contained
  • Basalt Fire — 137 Acres, plus 1 Acres — 0% Contained
  • Sears Creek Fire — 184 Acres, plus 44 Acres — 0% Contained
  • Maverick Fire — 30 Acres, less 10 Acres — 0% Contained
  • Other Fires within the complex — 2,540 Acres, plus 1,813 Acres — 20% Contained

The Incident Management Team would like to express appreciation to the community for your support and help in our efforts to suppress these fires. It is vital that the community cooperate with evacuations, road closures, and avoiding areas of high traffic for fire suppression.



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One Response to #WenatcheeComplex #WAFire Update 9/20 9:00 PM PT ^MARH

  1. Maddy says:

    boy oh boy! you sooo have
    your hands full!! God bless ya and be safe!! ❤

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