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Thursday, September 10, 2015

9/10/2015 Wolverine and First Creek Fire Update

Wolverine: Three crews, sixty fire fighters in all, will be hiking into the high country today to complete work on fire lines that had been started earlier. These lines are closest to the area of greatest fire activity, above the Three Creek drainage. Helicopters made bucket drops yesterday in the Three Creek drainage to cool the fire’s edge. Helicopters are available again today to douse hot spots which may not be accessible on the ground.
First Creek: Crews will continue to patrol and look for any remaining hot spots. Working with local resource advisors, personnel are beginning the process of repairing fire suppression impacts to the land. Containment lines around the fire are being kept intact, but lines inside the perimeter may be repaired to better prevent erosion. As residents return to the First Creek area, they are asked to be aware of the possibility of mudslides following any rain events. Visit: http://www.centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/floodwatch or contact your local Emergency Management Division for more information on mudslides.
Weather: Hotter and drier with lower humidity levels may lead to more visible smoke and some active fire behavior inside the fire perimeter.
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: 509-888-6841http://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:
· Wenatchee River District:
· Chelan Ranger District:
· Forest Service Closure Maps: http://goo.gl/aTr8bU

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