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Chelan Ranger District Fires Update 7/18/2013
Local Forest Service fire crews from the Chelan Ranger District responded to two small fires ignited from Tuesday night’s lightning storm.

 

 
The one and a half acre Browns Field Fire, burning in the Howard Flats area five miles north of the city of Chelan, is contained.
 
Washington Two Fire located north of Chelan in the Washington Creek drainage is a quarter acre.  Firefighters are mopping up the fire, which has been completely lined.
 
Okanogan-Wenatchee Fire mangers continue to monitor the 25 Mile and Twin Harbor fires also on the Chelan Ranger District.
 
The 25 Mile Fire is a human-caused fire that started on July 4th about eight miles west of Manson, Washington. Fire activity has been minimal on the 2,098 acre 25 Mile Fire. Isolated smoke may be observed in the Gold Creek and Poison Canyon areas due to the large pockets of un-burned green brush, grass and small trees within the fire area. The local Forest Service fire crew will continue to patrol the fire perimeter along the Grade Creek road.
 
The lightning caused Twin Harbor Fire is located 35 miles north of the city of Chelan across Lake Chelan from the Prince Creek campground. This is a 6 acre fire at 70% containment with very low fire activity. Fire personnel will continue to monitor the fire by boat and by aircraft.
 
Both the 25 Mile and Twin Harbor fires will be monitored throughout the summer until the area receives significant rain. Fire Managers on the Chelan Ranger District assess these fires through aerial support however a management action plan is in place should the fire activity prompt further suppression needs. Suppression efforts would likely involve the use of water drops from helicopters to slow the progression of the fire. 
 
 
Currently, there are no road closures, evacuations or structures threatened by any of these fires.
 


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