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Diamond Creek Fire still smoldering, some closures lifted

Diamond Creek Fire still smoldering, some closures lifted

Although the Diamond Creek Fire has seen very little activity in recent weeks, it is still smoldering in the interior, meaning that most trail closures remain in effect. Fire managers have been able to lift some road closures, allowing access to more backcountry sites …
Diamond Creek Fire continues to wind down; repairs underway

Diamond Creek Fire continues to wind down; repairs underway

The Diamond Creek Fire, which has been burning in the Pasayten Wilderness for 10 weeks, is winding down and U.S. Forest Service crews are focusing on repairing damage resulting from actions taken to suppress the wildfire. Crews are repairing areas around contingency fire lines that …
Assessing the Diamond Creek Fire’s effects on wilderness

Assessing the Diamond Creek Fire’s effects on wilderness

  Backcountry trails, wildlife habitat will be impacted By Ann McCreary Reconnaissance flights over the area burned by the Diamond Creek Fire, which is still burning in some places, are revealing the extent of the fire’s effects on trails, camps, habitat and structures. More assessments of the burn severity within the almost 127,498 acres burned...
Cooler temps, moisture help moderate Diamond Creek Fire

Cooler temps, moisture help moderate Diamond Creek Fire

What a difference a week makes — at least when it comes to the Diamond Creek Fire. Last Wednesday (Sept. 13), many Methow Valley residents were anxious after being notified that areas of Mazama, Lost River and the Rendezvous were placed on Level 2 evacuation …
Diamond Creek Fire: What you need to knowSept. 14 update

Diamond Creek Fire:
What you need to know
Sept. 14 update

Level 2 evacuation declared By Marcy Stamper and Ann McCreary Fire managers raised the evacuation alert for the Diamond Creek Fire to Level 2 (be prepared to leave) for Mazama, Lost River and the Rendezvous on Wednesday (Sept. 13). The heightened alert came a week after the management team issued a Level 1 alert for...
Diamond Creek Fire: What you need to know

Diamond Creek Fire: What you need to know

By Marcy Stamper Almost 400 people crowded the Winthrop Barn on Wednesday (Sept. 6) to learn what firefighters are doing to combat the Diamond Creek Fire. The following includes information from fire officials and the Okanogan County emergency manager at that meeting, and about suppression activities and fire status on Thursday (Sept. 7). Q. Why...
Diamond Creek Fire triples in size as hot, dry conditions persist

Diamond Creek Fire triples in size as hot, dry conditions persist

After primarily burning pockets within its existing perimeter for several weeks, the Diamond Creek Fire intensified in the past 10 days, almost tripling in size to 95,000 acres. Fire officials were prompted to issue the lowest evacuation level …
Diamond Creek Fire advances toward Canadian border

Diamond Creek Fire advances toward Canadian border

Fire officials on both sides of the border were keeping watch on the Diamond Creek Fire as it advanced northward early this week toward Canada. “There was substantial growth” on the north end of the wildfire, which had moved to within about 3 miles of …
Diamond Creek Fire progress slowed

Diamond Creek Fire progress slowed

Fire crews continued to strengthen fire lines south of the Diamond Creek Fire this week in case the fire should make a run south. The fire’s southward progress down the Eightmile drainage has been halted for now, …
Diamond Creek Fire grows beyond wilderness, enters Eightmile drainage

Diamond Creek Fire grows beyond wilderness, enters Eightmile drainage

The Diamond Creek Fire advanced south out of the Pasayten Wilderness and into the headwaters of the Eightmile drainage last weekend, and fire crews are working to hold the fire along fire lines about three miles south of the Billy Goat Trailhead. On Saturday (Aug. 12), crews were …