A large scale demobilization of resources for all fires is in progress.  Smoke will continue to remain in the area as interior portions of unburned fuels will smolder and occasionally torch. A cooling trend will continue in the area through Friday.  Cloud cover will continue to increase by late today into Friday and widespread, wetting rain is anticipated over the area.

The Little Bridge Creek Fire, located 10 miles west of Winthrop, WA between Canyon Creek and Little Bridge Creek, is 79% contained. The fire burn area remains at 4,958 acres. There is minimal fire behavior. Crews will continue to mop-up and complete suppression repair. Good progress continues to be made on containment for the fire. More information at:  inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4051.

The Upper Falls Fire, located 17 miles north of Winthrop, remains at 8,120 acres of burned area. The fire is now 59% contained. Fire activity will be limited to smoldering and creeping will continue in the heavy dead and down fuels. Crews continue to mop-up, backhaul excess equipment and complete suppression repair.   More information at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4060.

The Carlton Complex is located five miles SW of Okanogan. The complex is 256,108 acres and 98% contained. Crews will continue to work on suppression repair along the fire perimeter.  This work is expected to take approximately one week. More information at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3967.

Total personnel–714

Hot shot crews–4

Type 2 crews–7

Type 1 helicopters–1

Type 2 helicopters–1

Type 3 helicopters–2


Water tenders–15


There are no evacuation notices in the fire area. Many of the area Forest closures associated with the Little Bridge Creek Fire were lifted yesterday. For the most current information visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen.

Information officers will continue to visit the communities of Twisp and Winthrop to provide information to the public on the Little Bridge Creek, Upper Falls, and Carlton Complex Fire through Sunday. The team is continuing to reduce the number of bulletin boards and stops as appropriate. Call 509-997-0880 for the location of your neighborhood board or for more fire information.

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