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Little Bridge Creek/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 20)

Little Bridge Creek/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 20)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 As interior portions of unburned fuels continue to smolder and occasionally torch, smoke is anticipated.  A weather front will continue to pass through the area, bringing continued cooler temperatures through Thursday, along with an increased chance of rain showers over the area.  None of the fires are anticipated to increase in...
Little Bridge/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex fire update (Aug. 19)

Little Bridge/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex fire update (Aug. 19)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Fuels are expected to continue to dry today, but fire behavior should remain at a minimum with the cooler temperatures. The incident management team is also coordinating initial attack response for the Methow Valley Ranger District should any holdover fires from last week’s lightening pop up. The Little Bridge Creek Fire,...
Lone Mountain 1 Fire Update (Aug. 18)

Lone Mountain 1 Fire Update (Aug. 18)

Monday, August 18, 2014   Lone Mountain 1 Fire is burning in the North Cascades National Park northeast of the community of Stehekin. The fire was started by lightning on July 14th. The fire is burning in steep and remote country of the Stephen Mather Wilderness.  The fire is currently being managed by Martell Gibbons,...
Upper Falls/Little Bridge Creek/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 17)

Upper Falls/Little Bridge Creek/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 17)

Sunday, August 17, 2014   Firefighters continued to make good progress on all three fires yesterday despite an increase in temperatures. High humidity has decreased fire activity substantially. With an increase in temperatures again today, there may be some visible smoke within all three burn areas; active fire behavior should remain at a minimum. Information...
Lone Mountain 1 Fire update (Aug. 16)

Lone Mountain 1 Fire update (Aug. 16)

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Lone Mountain 1 Fire is burning in the North Cascades National Park northeast of the community of Stehekin. The fire was started by lightning on July 14th. The fire is burning in steep and remote country of the Stephen Mather Wilderness. The fire is being managed by Michael Vasquez, Type 3 Wildland...
Little Bridge Creek/Carlton Complex/Upper Falls Fire Update (Aug. 16)

Little Bridge Creek/Carlton Complex/Upper Falls Fire Update (Aug. 16)

Saturday, August 16, 2014   Recent moisture and lower temperatures continued to create an opportunity for our firefighters to safely take more direct action on all three fires. Today’s warm up and sunshine may allow for some visible smoke in the burn areas, however high humidity should may it difficult for active fire behavior to...
Firefighters focused on controlling blazes in steep mountain terrain

Firefighters focused on controlling blazes in steep mountain terrain

By Marcy Stamper
This past week, firefighters have concentrated on controlling two fires started by lightning on Aug. 2 and 3, the Little Bridge Creek Fire near Thompson Ridge above Twisp River and the Upper Falls Fire near Falls Creek in the Chewuch drainage. With continued …
County loses at least $28 million in property value from wildfires

County loses at least $28 million in property value from wildfires

By Marcy Stamper 

The assessed value of taxable property—mainly houses and cabins, but also shops and outbuildings—destroyed in the Carlton Complex wildfire is almost $28 million, according to Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman, whose …

A wildfire glossary: what the terms mean

A wildfire glossary: what the terms mean

Compiled by Marcy Stamper

A glossary of standard terminology, as well as colloquial terms, that often appear in updates on fire status.

Methow fire map and info.

Methow fire map and info.

A map of fires in the area, a list of which areas are closed and which aren't in the Methow Valley Ranger District and a summary of burning restrictions to help residents and visitors plan their Methow Valley activities