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Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek and Carlton Complex (Aug. 27)

Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek and Carlton Complex (Aug. 27)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  TWISP, WA:  High pressure in the area continues a warming and drying trend. Above normal temperatures expected through Thursday. Smoldering in the heavy dead and down fuels is still a possibility as things dry out in all three burn areas. Crews continue to backhaul excess equipment and complete suppression repair work....
Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek and Carlton Complex Fire update (Aug. 26)

Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek and Carlton Complex Fire update (Aug. 26)

Fire Update Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek, and Carlton Complex  Information:  509-997-0880 Tuesday, August 26, 2014  TWISP, WA:  A high pressure building over all three fires will continue to result in a gradual warming and drying trend. This is expected to last until the end of the week. High winds are predicted for Thursday and Friday over...
Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek and Carlton Complex Fire update (Aug. 25)

Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek and Carlton Complex Fire update (Aug. 25)

Monday, August 25, 2014  TWISP, WA:  Today, a Type 3 Team led by Incident Commander Aaron Thompson took over all three fires from Beth Lund’s Type 1 National Incident Team. IC Thompson will oversee all crews still assigned to the incident. Suppression repair work will continue on all three fire burn areas. Partly cloudy skies...
Carlton Complex/Upper Falls/Little Bridge Complex fire update (Aug. 23, 2014)

Carlton Complex/Upper Falls/Little Bridge Complex fire update (Aug. 23, 2014)

Saturday, August 23, 2014   TWISP, WA:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms were predicted through Friday evening with the potential for additional flash flooding. Luckily, storms skirted around the locations of the fires and fire camp, giving personnel time to regroup and focus on mop up operations, suppression repair work and cleaning up fire camp. Saturday...
State to appeal FEMA’s denial of help for individuals with fire losses

State to appeal FEMA’s denial of help for individuals with fire losses

By Marcy Stamper
Just days after committing federal funds to help rebuild public infrastructure destroyed in the wildfire, President Obama denied a separate request for assistance to individuals who lost homes and property in the fires. Gov. Jay Inslee intends to appeal the president’s denial of a major disaster declaration for individual assistance under...
Some plants are already sprouting after the fires

Some plants are already sprouting after the fires

By Marcy Stamper and Laurelle Walsh
Only two weeks after fire burned hundreds of square miles in this area, scientists have found 18-inch sprouts of Western sumac at Alta Lake and grasses and elderberry bushes emerging near melted irrigation lines along Beaver Creek.
Fire activity called minimal after rain

Fire activity called minimal after rain

By Marcy Stamper
With rain falling on local fires last week—more than an inch in some places—and cooler temperatures, fire crews have been able to get closer to the two most active fires, the Little Bridge Creek Fire in the Twisp River drainage, and the Upper Falls Fire in the Chewuch drainage.
Little Bridge Creek/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire update (Aug. 21)

Little Bridge Creek/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire update (Aug. 21)

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...
State to appeal FEMA’s denial of help for individuals with fire losses

State to appeal FEMA’s denial of help for individuals with fire losses

By Marcy Stamper Just days after committing federal funds to help rebuild public infrastructure destroyed in the wildfire, President Obama denied a separate request for assistance to individuals who lost homes and property in the fires. Gov. Jay Inslee intends to appeal the president’s denial of a major disaster declaration for individual assistance under Federal...
Twisp River and Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness Closures Lifted

Twisp River and Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness Closures Lifted

 Winthrop, WA— Much of the Forest closure associated with the Little Bridge Creek Fire is being lifted today. The area around, and including the following recreation sites is open: War Creek Campground Mystery Campground Poplar Flat Campground South Creek Campground Roads End Campground Twisp River Horse Camp War Creek Trail #408 Reynolds Creek Trail South Creek...