Wildfire Update 9/7/17

Minimal fire growth under smoky skies at 6,900 acres

Fire: Uno Peak

Acres: 6,900

Cause: Under Investigation

Total Personnel: 233

Completion: 1%

Start Date: August 30, 2017

Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain 

LAKE CHELAN, WA (September 7, 2017) — Smoke from Montana fires covered the fire area and kept temperatures lower and relative humidity higher than forecasted, however, fire behavior remains active. Smoky skies continued to impact air operations by reducing visibility to less than a mile. A small spot occurred over the 8200 Road but was extinguished.

The Canoe Creek area to the west and the Llama Ranch area to the southeast remain under Level 1 evacuation. Indirect handline was constructed down to the lake between Falls Creek and Coyote Creek. Crews finished constructing dozerline along Coyote Ridge.

Today: Crews will work to get fire hose and pumps along the Coyote Ridge area. Structure protection continues in the Llama Ranch and Canoe Creek areas. Additional rseources are assessing, and constructing line along the 8200 Road from the South Navarre Campground along Nelson Butte Ridge, south towards the lake.

Today through Saturday, critical fire weather concerns are in the forecast. Slight risk of thunderstorms are possible tonight. Northwesterly general winds will set up early Friday morning, aligning with peak down-valley winds across Lake Chelan.

Smoke: Heavy smoke from the Uno Fire, as well as many others around the region, will stay in the valleys in the morning due to an air inversion that will lift later in the day. After the inversion lifts, expect smoke to continue to drift down Lake Chelan and be highly visible from the communities of Manson, Chelan, Pateros, Brewster and Twisp. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com.

Closures: New closures from the South Fork Gold Creek to Crater Creek in the Method Valley have been implemented. Current closures include the Grade Creek Rd to the intersection with FS 4330-600. Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (from South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258) and Summer Blossom, Foggy Dew, Crater Creek and Martin Lakes.  The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed. Foggy Dew Campground remains open.

Fire Information:

Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/

Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404

Facebook: facebook.com/UnoPeakFire

Twitter: Twitter.com/UnoPeakFire

Phone: 541-612-0642

#UnoPeakFire

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from Lake Chelan http://www.lakechelan.com/2017/09/wildfire-update-9717/

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