(360) 688-0560 or (509) 996-9971

En Espanol (360) 280-4352




Media briefings held daily at 11:00 AM at the Carlton Zone ICP located at the Liberty Bell High School south of Winthrop.


Businesses in the Methow Valley are open and unaffected by the fire.

Fire Operations: The fire is now 67% contained, with an acreage total of 250,806. Similar to Monday’s fire conditions and fire suppression activities, residents in the fire area can expect to see smoke generated from isolated flare ups of unburned fuel (trees) contained within the fire perimeter. Isolated group torching of trees may occur due to dry conditions. Helicopters with water buckets will be working to extinguish pockets of fire within the fire perimeter on steep and hard to access slopes. In the southwest corner of the fire, construction of containment line was completed on Monday. Night staffing was in place Monday night and crews were kept busy responding to residents reporting fire activity. A burnout operation will occur in late morning/early afternoon in the northeast corner of the fire. This area contains downed beetle killed mixed conifer forest. This area is south of FS 4225 road and 2.5 miles northwest of the ski resort. The National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) and the Washington Incident Management Team 2 Type 2 are transitioning with the incoming Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team. The Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team will take command of the complex at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Residents are urged to report fire damage to property (residences, fences, livestock, etc.) to the Emergency Operations Center at (509) 422-2422, (509) 422-2428, or (509) 422-2420.

Weather: Today’s weather will be hot and dry with temperatures ranging from 95F to 103F in the valley.


Additional Information

• Smoke advisories for Washington communities:

• Road Closures: Washington Department of Transportation:

• Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest campground/trail closures: (509) 996-4000

• Evacuation levels: Okanogan County Sheriff’s office, Emergency Service Center (509) 846-2122