August 10, 2014, 8:00 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team- Pete Blume, Incident Commander

Information Center: 509-996-9971 Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Email: carltoncomplexfire@gmail.com

 

Yesterday:
Crews continued to patrol, mop-up, and secure lines on all areas of the fire. Suppression repair work (water barring, scattering slash, smoothing berms) continued as did back haul of equipment from the fire line to the Incident Command Post. Crews identified a few small areas of heat inside the fire line which they mopped-up. Night crews patrolled, mopped-up and responded to 911 calls.

Today:
Crews will patrol, mop-up, and secure lines. Suppression repair work and gathering equipment for return to the ICP will continue. Night crews will patrol, mop-up, and respond to 911 calls. The Washington National Guard continues to staff road closures.

Evacuations (including all evacuations in the Methow Valley area)
Level 1: Pine Forest, Sun Mountain Resort, East Chewuch Road to Boulder Creek, Pearrygin Lake State Park, and along the Twisp River from Elbow Coulee to the Forest boundary.
No areas are in Level 2 or 3.

Weather: high 97; southwest wind 10 mph, gusts up 18 mph

Fire Statistics
Start Date: 07/14/2014
Location: 7 Miles south of Twisp, WA
Total Personnel: 1,025
Complex Size: 256,108 acres (including Rising Eagle Road Fire) Containment: 92%
Air Resources: 2 Type 1 helicopters, 4 Type 2 helicopters, and 3 Type 3 helicopters, 1 air support
Resources Include: 1 Type 1 hand crews, 7 Type 2 hand crews, 7 Type 2 Initial Attack crews, 75 engines, 12 Dozers, 36 water tenders

Closures

The East Chewuch Road is now closed at the Forest Boundary (Chewuch River bridge) to provide a safe travel route for fire vehicles involved on the Upper Falls fire.

Forest closures: call the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (509) 996-4000 or go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/alerts-notices

Highway closures: Washington Department of Transportation at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/

Other places to get information
Blog: carltoncomplex.blogspot.com
Twitter: #carltoncomplex
Facebook: Carlton Complex Fire
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3967/
Firefighter thank-yous: https://www.facebook.com/RockyMtn.Type1.IMT.PIOs