This website will no longer be updated by Fire Information Staff. Please refer all future questions to the local Okenagen-Wenatchee National Forest Cle Elum Ranger District at (509) 852-1100, www.fs.usda.gov/okawen. Or the local Washington State Department of Natural Resources Southeast Region at (509) 925-8510, www.dnr.wa.gov.
Some smoke continues to rise from The Table Mountain Fire as interior fuels continue to burn within the fireline. Fuels remain extremely dry in Central Washington. A state-wide burn ban remains in effect through midnight, Oct. 15.
Rehabilitation work is expected to continue for few more days. Approximately 200 firefighters and equipment operators are working to restore and rehabilitate areas that were impacted by suppression efforts. For information about rehabilitation efforts, please see the Central Washington Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team entry at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3292/.
Closures remain in effect for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest east of US 97 to the Naneum State Forest west of Coleman Road. These restrictions will remain in place indefinitely. Any changes in the status of forest closures will be made available to the public on the following websites: www.fs.usda.gov/okawen and www.dnr.wa.gov.
Table Mountain Fire: Started: September 8, 2012 Cause: lightning Location: Cle Elum, WA/Kittitas County Containment: 100% Size: 42,312 acres
CONTACTS: Okenagen-Wenatchee National Forest Cle Elum Ranger District- (509) 852-1100 www.fs.usda.gov/okawen
Washington State Department of Natural Resources Southeast Region- (509) 925-8510 www.dnr.wa.gov
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 08th, 2012 approx. 08:00 PM|
|Location||Cle Elum, WA|
|Incident Commander||Mike Starkovich|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 05th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
8 Closed Timber Litter. Model 8 in upper elevations. Ponderosa Pine Model 2, grass model 1 and brush model 5 at lower elevations.
Creeping and smoldering within interior.
Numerous road and Forest closures remain in place.
Mop-up, patrol, back-haul, and rehab
Acreage among onwership/management: Forest Service 31,584; WA Dept. of Natural Resources 9,001; Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife 1,467; and Private 260. Transfer of command to Type 3 organization will occur at 0630 on 10/6/2012.
|Wind Conditions||13 mph W|