Posts Tagged ‘Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest’

Cougar Creek Fire Now Second Largest In State, But Progress Made On Fire Lines

A community meeting last night at the Plain Community Church was attended by about 250 people. An additional 300 people watched the live Facebook stream, and the video is available on Facebook. Additional meetings will be held as needed to inform the public and answer questions. Cougar Creek Fire: The Cougar Creek Fire, 20 miles northwest of…

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Slow Growth On Cougar Creek Fire, Two Small Fires Start Outside Leavenworth

Here’s the latest on fires across the region on Tuesday, Aug. 7.   Cougar Creek Fire: Size: 6169 acres Personnel: 700 Location: 20 miles northwest of Entiat Start Date: July 28, 2018 Cause: Lightning The Cougar Creek Fire is 20 miles northwest of Entiat, and is reported at 6,169 acres. A total of 700 personnel, including 15 crews, 4…

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Cougar Creek Fire Fills Region With Smoke, Burns 4,154 Acres

Here’s the latest with the Cougar Creek Fire up the Entiat Valley on Saturday, August 4. • Acres: 4,154 • Containment: 0% • Location: 20 miles northwest of Entiat • Start Date: July 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm • Cause: Lightning Current Activity: The California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Team 5) assumed command of…

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Statewide Emergency Declaration, More Campfire Bans – NCW Morning Fire Update Wed., Aug. 1

Photo: Cougar Creek Fire, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest The Cougar Creek fire, burning in heavy timber, snags, and logs up the Entiat Valley, is still zero percent contained, according to Forest Service officials. The fire footprint is 800 acres of steep, inaccessible terrain, making it difficult for ground crews to reach the lightning-caused blaze. Northwest Interagency…

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Lightning Causes Nearly 30 Fires On Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

This weekend nearly 30 fires were reported on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – 24 of them were caused by lighting. Marcus Bellissimo reports an Incident Management Team took over managing firefighting efforts on the Cougar Creek Fire this morning. The fire is estimated at 250 acres, burning in heavy timber, snags, and logs in steep…

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Morning NCW Fire Update – Monday July 30

Several homes on the south shore of Lake Chelan were evacuated yesterday and at least one waterfront home was destroyed from a fire that started around 5:30 p.m. Most of the damage was on the lakeside of South Lakeshore Drive. The 25 Mile Creek Fire immediately went to 2nd Alarm, followed by upgrades to 3rd…

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Remembering the Tyee Fire of 1994, Washington’s Worst In 20th Century

The Tyee fire started 24 years ago this week. It was on of the largest fires of the 20th century in North Central Washington, burning for 33 days and destroying 35 homes and cabins. Marcus Bellissimo has this look back. Local wildfire photographer John Marshall provided these post-fire pictures, taken in 1994 following the Tyee…

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