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25 Mile Wildfire Update 7/9/2013
The 25 Mile wildfire, located 8 miles west of Manson is estimated at 2098 acres in size and 70% contained. Without a major weather event, fire behavior specialists do not expect any significant movement of the fire.

Fire suppression efforts, using fire crews and helicopter water drops, have been highly successful in containing the fire. Fire officials transferred the management of this fire to a local Type 3 fire organization, composed primarily of US Forest Service Chelan and Wenatchee Ranger District staff this morning. (Tuesday July 9)

The Level 1 Evacuation notification affecting the area  has been lifted.

The Mitchell Creek Campground remains closed, as are Forest Service Roads 8200 (Grade Creek Road) beyond Antilon Lake and the 8200-117 (Oss Peak Road).

It is anticipated that this campground and these Forest Service roads will open on Wednesday, July 10. Please contact the Chelan Ranger District for information regarding closures @ 682-4900

The public should continue to use care and caution with fire, especially around dry grass and brush. The 25 Mile wildfire was human-caused. Any information about suspicious activity near the fire origin, around Dutch Harbor on the Fourth of July, should be directed to Alan Lawson DNR Fire Investigator at (509) 925-8510 or Alan.Lawson@dnr.wa.gov.

Washington Interagency Incident Management Team wishes to thank Chelan Valley residents, fire fighting crews and cooperating agencies for their continuing support and efforts to manage the wildfire.

Total Estimated Cost to Date: $1,538,106.



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