The 25 Mile Wildfire is burning on the north shore of Lake Chelan in Chelan County, Washington. It was reported at about 4:00 p.m. on July 4, 2013 from the "Twenty-five Mile Creek" State Park which is on the opposite side of the lake from the fire. The fire is burning dry grass, brush, and trees on steep slopes above the lake. On July 5, the fire grew to over 1,000 acres as crews worked to build containment fire lines uphill from the lake shore. Helicopters assisted by dropping water to cool and slow the fire. The Mitchell Creek Campground, which is accessible only by boat, was evacuated. The communities of Emerson Acres, Greens Landing and the Antilon Campground are on Level 1 Evacuation Notice. The nearest town is Manson which is about 6 miles from the fire. Manson is about 9 miles northwest of Chelan.
|Cause||Under Investigation- Human Caused|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 04th, 2013 approx. 03:30 PM|
|Location||8 miles from Manson|
2 Timber (Grass and understory)Also brush component Model 5
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.
|Wind Conditions||10 mph SW|