#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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