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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

9/13/2017 Uno Peak Fire Update

Yesterday: Hot, dry conditions contributed to active fire behavior. Most of the activity was on the west side of the fire at the top of Lone Fir Creek and in upper Safety Harbor drainage, away from town.

The containment line along Nelson Butte down to Lake Chelan has been completed. Crews strengthened and improved the dozer and hand lines down the ridge to the lake. Crews also worked to secure the line on the upper northeast side of the fire near South Navarre campground.

The structure protection group tested and finalized their work and assessed other preparation needs. The Canoe Creek area to the west and the Llama Ranch area to the southeast remain under a Level 1 evacuation (get ready).

Today: As crews complete their work down Nelson Butte Ridge, they will work to bring hose down to the lake. Work above South Navarre campground is continuing with cold trailing/checking for hot spots along the fire’s edge.

The Silver State Hotshot crew arrived yesterday to help with possible burn out operations, and snag hazards. Crews will continue to fall snags near South Navarre campground in preparation for possible burn out operations, if weather allows. If burning occurs, plans are in place to staff a night shift to patrol and monitor the burned portion of the line. Road improvements are expected to be completed by next weekend.

Temperatures are projected to begin a dramatic cool down today through Friday. Another warm and dry trend looks likely Saturday and Sunday. Rain is forecasted overnight Sunday.

Reduce your risk to the next wildfire by taking action now and become a Fire Adapted Community.

Smoke: Smoke has cleared the area due to the northwest winds. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com/

Closures: Current road closures include the Grade Creek Rd (from the intersection with FS 8200-117 (Oss Peak Rd) to the intersection with FS 4330-600 (South Fork Gold Creek Rd)/FS 8020 (Cooper Ridge Rd), South Fork Gold Creek Road 4330-600. Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (From South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258), Summer Blossom, Foggy Dew, Crater Creek and Martin Lakes. The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed. Foggy Dew Campground remains open. Closure map is available at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/5572/1/73036

Fire Information:
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/
Twitter: twitter.com/UnoPeakFire
Facebook: facebook.com/UnoPeakFire
Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404
Phone: 971-249-2268
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