Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team- Pete Blume, Incident Commander

Information Center: 509-996-9971

Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Email:

Aug. 1, 2014 – 8 a.m.

North Zone Update

The immediate threat to the Winthrop area from the new ignition has diminished. To protect homes and other infrastructure from the imminent threat of the fire, air and ground resources were diverted from the Carlton Complex.

As a result of relocating resources, the northwest edge of the Carlton Complex has advanced across Pearrygin Creek. Resources from other areas of the Carlton Complex are being moved to check that advance. The contingency lines constructed earlier to the north and west are currently holding.

As a precaution, Pearrygin Lake Park has been evacuated and residences along East Chewuch Road and roads in the vicinity of Pearrygin Lake are currently under Level 2 evacuation.

Level three evacuations are still in place for the Twin Lakes Road to Wandling Road and Signal Hill Road. Winthrop has been reduced to Level 1 evacuations. Highway 20 is still closed from milepost 196 to milepost 202; at the old Twisp Highway.

Evacuations and Closures: For information on evacuations please check with the Okanogan Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Service Center (509) 846-2122. For information on highway closures: Washington Department of Transportation, Information on trail, road and campground closures: Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest, (509) 996-4000 or on the web:

Fire Statistics:

Location: 5 Miles SW of Okanogan, 7 Miles south of Twisp

Start Date: 07/14/2014

Complex Size: 252,761 acres

Percent Contained: 71%

Cause: Lightning

Total Personnel: 3,030

Resources Include: 13 Type 1 hand crews, 42 Type 2 hand crews, 22 Type 2 initial attack crews, 156 engines, 48 water tenders, and 808 overhead personnel

Air Resources: 6 Type 1 helicopters, 11 Type 2 helicopters, and 7 Type 3 helicopters, 1 air support module

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