[10/4/16] Prescribed Burns Near Lake Chelan Continue Tuesday

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Prescribed Fire: There are four #prescribedfire burns totaling 264 acres planned today. Receive real-time text message notification by texting the words “Follow OkaWenNF” to 40404.

1. 25 Mile: 35 acres across Lake Chelan from Manson, WA and northwest of Chelan, WA. Smoke is anticipated to disperse to the NE throughout the day and will be highly visible from the Manson area.

2. Lower Tyee: 104 acres 3-7 miles NW of Ardenvoir, WA. Smoke is anticipated to disperse to the E throughout the day.

3. Chumstick: 55 acres 6 miles NNE of Leavenworth, WA. Smoke is anticipated to disperse to the ESE throughout the day and will be highly visible from the Leavenworth area.

4. Orion 8: 70 acres 13 miles NE of Cle Elum, WA. Smoke is anticipated to disperse to the E throughout the day and may be highly visible from HWY 97 in the area.

The 25 Mile, Chumstick and Orion burns are being conducted collaboratively as a part of the Forest Resiliency Burning Pilot Project passed by the Washington State Legislature in the spring of 2016. For more information on the Pilot visit: www.putfiretowork.org

After many years of fire exclusion, an ecosystem that needs periodic fire becomes unhealthy. Trees are stressed by overcrowding; fire-dependent species disappear; and flammable fuels build up and become hazardous. However, the right fire at the right place at the right time helps maintain healthy forests, communities and watersheds. For more on prescribed fire visit: waprescribedfire.org