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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8/2/2016 Antilon Lake Fire Update - FINAL

Contact: Public Information Officer
Joe Smillie 360-688-3392

Control of the Antilon Lake Fire will be turned over to local firefighters this evening and the low-level evacuations of 15 homes will be lifted this afternoon.
Commanders expect the fire, in its fifth day, will be 90 percent contained this evening and will hand over control to local Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources crews Wednesday morning. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office plans to lift Level 1 evacuation orders for 15 homes in the area this afternoon.
Forest Service roads closed due to firefighting operations will reopen Wednesday morning, as well.
Those in the area are advised the fire may continue to put out smoke for the next few days. Those hot spots are in steep, remote areas well within the fire’s interior that are prohibitive to send firefighters into. The Type 4 incident command with a crew of some 30 firefighters will continue to monitor the fire.
After more accurate mapping, size of the fire has been reduced to 315 acres of Forest Service and DNR protected property.
The Type 3 Interagency Incident Management Team that coordinated firefighting efforts since Saturday plans to leave Wednesday afternoon. Resources are being demobilized to home units for standby duty or assignment to other wildfires currently burning in the Northwest.
The fire was started by an equipment failure around 8 p.m. Friday, July 29. That investigation is ongoing.
Much of area previously burned in the 2002 Deer Point fire. Those areas were helpful to building containment.
No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.
Given the dry conditions and hot temperatures, remember to be cautious and vigilant when working or playing outdoors.
Acres: 315
Command Post: Manson High School
Personnel - 131
Helicopters - 1
Engines - 10
(In effect until 2 p.m.) Level 1 (Get Ready) for 15 homes on
   Grade Creek Rd
   Canyon Ranch Rd
   Moonbeam Rd
Road Closures:
(Re-open Wednesday)
   Grade Creek Rd is blocked north of Canyon Ranch Rd junction and at Oss Peak Rd
   FS 8210 (Joe Creek Rd) at Cooper Ridge Rd
   FS 8045 at E. Fork Joe Creek Rd.

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