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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

9/08/2015 Wolverine and First Creek Fires Update

First Creek: Fire personnel will be using handheld infrared devices to search for any remaining hot spots. We remind residents that you may continue to see smoke inside the fire containment lines from time to time, especially with warmer and/or windier weather. Fire fighters are continuing to monitor and will respond when necessary. Residents, especially in the First Creek area, should be aware of the possibility of mudslides after it rains. Www.centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/floodwatch has more information.
Wolverine: The fire continues to smolder. Crews will be improving the Community Protection Line north of the Plain and Leavenworth areas. The line is a vegetated fuel break that is being thinned and brushed, leaving mature trees in place with spacing between them.
Weather: Today is the last day of the cooler weather. The forecast for the rest of the week is for hotter and drier, with an increased potential for more active fire behavior.
Change of Command: Southwest Area Incident Management Team 1 turns over command of the fires to WA Incident Management Team 2 at 6 p.m. today. “We would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and communities who assisted us, worked with us and supported us during our firefighting efforts,” says Southwest Team Incident Commander
Clay Templin.
Evacuation/Aid Information: LEVEL 1 areas: Entiat River Road starting at approximately mile post 21.5 (Brief) up to the end of Entiat River Road. First Creek Road and South Shore from Morning Sun Drive to Shady Pass.
Road Closures and Evacuations:
· Douglas County Emergency Management: 509-888-6841 http://tinyurl.com/DouglasCtyEM
· Chelan County Emergency Management: 509-667-6863, http:www.co.chelan.wa.us
· Road & Hwy Info: wsdot.com Twitter: @wsdot
· Washington State Patrol: 509-682-8090
Note: Forest closures are still in place but have been modified. Please check the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest webpage for details. Fire restrictions remain in effect and increasing winds and temperatures may usher in more active fire behavior in drought-stricken fuels. Please remain vigilant and prevent human-caused wildfires.
National Forest area closures:
· Methow Ranger District: 509-996-4003
· Wenatchee River District: 509-548-2550
· Chelan Ranger District: 509-682-4900
· Forest Service Closure Maps: http://goo.gl/aTr8bU

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