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.
On yesterday (8/26), a Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, the local district engine, and two Type 3 Helicopters responded to a report of fire near Doe Creek. The fire grew to approximately 1/10th of an acre but was quickly contained by the Initial Attack crews. No structures were threatened.
The Upper Falls, Little Bridge Creek, and Carlton Complex Fires are all at 100% containment as of Monday (8/25).
For updated information on area and road closures throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest impacted by the fires, please visit the forest website for details: http://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen
Approximately 187 fire personnel still remain assigned to the three fires. Demobilization will continue and crews will be heading back to their home units. All initial attack responses are being handled by the Methow Valley Ranger District.
Clean-Up and Recovery Efforts
The Okanogan Conservation District is working with local, state, and federal agencies to seek funding to assist landowners who need post-fire help to restore forest and pastures and to reduce the risk of flash flood damage. For more information go to: www.okanogancd.org/Carlton
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, which responds to emergencies created by natural disasters. For more information, please go to: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/landscape/ewpp/#actualContent.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team to analyze post-fire conditions of burned watersheds and to plan emergency stabilization treatments for the Carlton Complex and other Central Washington Wildfires. For more information and to stay updated on efforts regarding post-fire efforts, please go to: http://centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/
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