August 11, 2014

8:00 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team – Pete Blume, Incident Commander 

Information Center: 509-996-9971

Hours of operation: 7a.m.–7p.m.


This will be the last daily update specific to the Carlton Complex unless significant activity occurs.  Patrol, mop-up, suppression repair, responding to 911 calls, and bringing equipment off the fire area will continue. Information will still be available on the sites listed below and by calling the Incident Command Post Information Office. Future daily updates will focus on the Little Bridge Creek and Upper Falls Fires.


Crews continued to patrol, mop-up,and secure lines. 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. Several small areas of heat showed up and firefighters responded to suppress them. Night crews patrolled, mopped-up, and responded to 911 calls.


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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:  Red Flag Warning today for stability and plume dominated fire growth; high 99; south-south-west wind 8 mph; gusts to 15 mph

Fire Statistics

StartDate: 07/14/2014

Location:  7 Miles south of Twisp, WA                    

TotalPersonnel: 983

ComplexSize: 256,108 acres (including Rising Eagle Road Fire)                        


AirResources: 2 Type 1 helicopters, 4 Type 2 helicopters, and 3 Type 3 helicopters, 1air support

Resources Include:  1 Type1 hand crews,7 Type2 hand crews,12 Type2 Initial Attack crews, 37 engines, 4 dozers, 27 watertenders


Forest closures:  Call the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (509) 996-4000or go to

Highway closures:  Washington Department of Transportation at

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