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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9/12/2017 Diamond Creek Fire Update

Today’s Activities:  Crews and equipment in the Yellow jacket Creek area will continue to extend their hand and dozer lines to the north.  These crews have done a great job building line in the harsh topography south of Setting Sun Mountain.  The construction of heli-spots to make access to the fireline and firefighters continues to be a focus.  Helicopter bucket drops will again concentrate on the fire in Pat Creek.

Weather: Temperatures will be lower on Tuesday with the high near 73 degrees and forecasted humidity of 27%.  The passage of a cold front will shift winds from the west on Tuesday to the north during the overnight and into Wednesday.  The cold front transit will bring cooler temperatures for the remainder of the week.

Smoke:  Tuesday should be mostly clear of smoke except for those areas directly downwind of the fire. For smoke conditions and more information, visit wasmoke.blogspot.com.

Closures: The public should be aware that the fire situation is fluid and that new closures could occur with little advance warning.  The Forest Service requests that people respect any road closure signs or barricades so the firefighters can safely perform their jobs.  There are currently more than 60 roads or trails closed for public safety including Monument Trail #484 and Andrews Creek #504. Complete closure details and maps are available at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5409/.

Evacuation Alert Level: Mazama, Rendezvous and Lost River remain under a Level 1 evacuation. A Level 1 notifies residents and visitors to be aware of the danger that may exist in their areas. Monitor emergency services information for updates. The Okanogan County alert system will provide automated alerts to the public. To sign up for this service, visit okanogandem.org or call (509) 422-7206.


Information: (509) 996-4040 from 8 am – 6 pm
Website: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5409/
Facebook: facebook.com/diamondcreekfire2017
Smoke Conditions: wasmoke.blogspot.com

Canada: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=673

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