U.S. FOREST SERVICE FIRE UPDATE
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Chelan Ranger District, Chelan, WA 98816
25 Mile Creek Fire Near South Shore of Lake Chelan
Chelan, WA-- Incident Commander Dave Brown, from the Washington State Department of
Natural Resources, reports good progress is being made to suppress the fire burning
within the 25 Mile Creek Drainage of Lake Chelan. The fire is 25 miles from the City of Lake Chelan and located near the terminusof the South Shore Road, and 1 1/2 miles east of Darby Draw. The fire is being suppressed through Unified Command by the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service.
The fire was first reported yesterday, July 10 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Aggressiveinitial attack was taken by fire fighters from several DNR and Chelan County engine crews and U. S. Forest Service hand crews. In addition, numerous water bucket drops were made by Type I and Type II helicopters to cool the perimeter of the fire. Hand line was built yesterday along nearly the entire length of the northern flank of the fire. Last night, hot shot crews from Prineville, Oregon and Redmond, Oregon built hand line along the southern flank of the fire.
Today's fire suppression objectives are to re-enforce and hold existing fire lines while building less than 1/4 mile of uncompleted hand-line at the fire's northwest corner. The fire has not grown since its initial spread yesterday. Fire suppression efforts continueto contain the fire to its initial area of approximately 400 acres in size.
The entire South Shore Road adjacent to Lake Chelan remains open to the public as does the 25 Mile Creek State Park. A Level 3 evacuation order by the Chelan County Sheriff remains in effect for the Shady Pass Road, affecting approximately 6-10 households.