#WentacheeComplex #WAFire October 1 2012 Morning Update

 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: 14 Crews 30 Engines 7 Helicopters 3 Dozers 813 Personnel

Today’s Summary:

Some fires in the Wenatchee Complex could grow overnight, as a strong cold front moves through the area, accompanied by ridge-top winds of 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph.

A Red Flag warning for high winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels has been issued from 6 p.m. today until noon tomorrow, with the strongest winds expected between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. High temperatures tomorrow will be 10 degrees cooler.

The burn period, normally confined to afternoon hours, may extend into the night, with the potential for extreme fire behavior. The Sept. 9 lightning storm that ignited the many fires in the complex included about 4,000 strikes, so winds could fan the growth of small, previously undetected fires.

Rehabilitation continues on many fires in the complex, with crews placing waterbars to divert run-off, spreading out dirt berms and taking other measures to reduce the impact of fire suppression.

Fire Name

Acres

Percent

Contained

Current Status

Canyon

7,557

100

Patrol by air. Rehabilitation completed.

Byrd

14,119

100

Patrol by air. Rehabilitation in progress.

Poison Canyon

5,909

100

Patrol by ground. Rehabilitation in progress.

Peavine Canyon

19,307

60

Mop up and hold on west side. Patrol on north. Working on completing indirect line on east. Continue prepping the 9712 Road and carrying out firing operations, if conditions permit.

First Creek

1,402

100

Patrol by air. Rehabilitation in progress.

Pyramid

1,463

0

Patrol by air.

Klone

1,389

15

Patrol by ground. Continue chipping of brush and rehabilitation. Control lines in place to minimize threats to private land.

Cashmere Mountain

2,163

20

Control lines secure on south flank. Fine-tune structure protection plan.

Basalt Peak

1,009

0

Patrol by air. Fire is backing on south flank.

Sears Creek

477

40

Patrol by ground. Continue structure protection. Current control lines holding.

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.
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