Winter Storm Warning issued November 21 at 5:09AM PST until November 22 at 6:00AM PST. A STRONG AND MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL PASS THROUGH THE REGION FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL GENERALLY BE A MOUNTAIN OCCURRENCE EXCEPT FOR LOCATIONS WEST OF A LINE FROM REPUBLIC TO WENATCHEE.      

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Several Fires Still Seeing No Containment 9/21/2012
 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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