Forest Service Crews have been busy since Tuesday night fighting a dozen lightning-caused wildfires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Most of the fires were small, averaging an tenth to a quarter acre in size. Most of the fires have been contained, they include the Martin Creek Fire, 11 miles north of 25 Mile Creek State Park; the Barney Zell Fire, four miles West of 25 Mile Creek State Park, the Blue Buck and Campbell Fires, seven miles southeast of Winthrop; the Puckett Creek Fire, two miles north of Carlton and the Windy Point Fire, 11 miles southwest of Naches. The Natapoc Fire, half an acre in size, a mile east of Coles Corner, was also contained.
Still to be dealt with are the Safety Harbor Fire, smokejumpers were sent there late yesterday; the Lake Creek Fire, 10 miles west of fields Point Landing, staffed with ten smokejumpers; the Libby Creek Fire, 6 miles northwest of 25 Mile Creek State Park, resources were sent there late yesterday; the Windy Creek Fire, 6 miles northwest of Ardenvoir, crews were hiking into the fire yesterday morning.
The largest of the fires is the 20 acre Thompson Fire, a mile south of the Winton Mill near Coles Corner. A 20-person crew was set to arrive there late yesterday, joining a bulldozer and fire engines. A level one evacuation was issued for the area east of Winton Mill on highway 2.