Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 Final Morning Update (version En Espanol Disponible)
Incident: Wenatchee Complex Wildfire
INCIDENT QUICK FACTS:
Location: North, west and southwest of Wenatchee, Wash.
Total acres: 56,291
Containment: 55 percent
Start Date: 09/09/2012
Resources: 9 Crews 19 Engines 4 Helicopters 4 Dozers 540 Personnel
This is the final update to be released by the Southwest Incident Management Team.
For updated information, please visit: www.inciweb.org/incident/3258
Mop up, rehabilitation and patrol of fires in the Wenatchee Complex continues today, as Joe Reinarz's Type 1 Southwest Incident Management Team prepares for a transition to a Type 3 team tomorrow. The incoming team will shadow the Type 1 team today.
A wind shift to the east yesterday aligned new canyons and exposed new fuels to fire, increasing active fire behavior in some areas. Small burnouts to strengthen containment lines were carried out on the Peavine, Sears Creek and Cashmere Mountain Fires.
On the Peavine Fire, a burnout along the 9712 Road on the eastern flank was tied into a large rock feature. Helicopters were then used to aerially ignite inward from the road to increase the depth of the containment line.
A firefighter was injured yesterday on the Peavine Fire, while attempting to fall a snag. The burned-out tree fell in an unexpected direction, hitting the firefighter on the back after he tripped and fell.
He was transported to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a back injury and later released. He will be sent home for follow-up care.
Area closures for the Basalt, Cashmere and Poison Fires have been reduced. For additional information, please visit: www.inciweb.org/incident/3258.
Fire Name Acres Percent Contained Current Status
Canyon 7,557 acres 100% Patrol by air.
Byrd 14,119 acres 100% Patrol by air. Rehabilitation completed.
Poison Canyon 5,909 acres 100% Patrol by ground. Rehabilitation in progress.
Peavine Canyon 19,327 acres 60% Mop up and hold on west side. Finished firing operations along the 9712 Road to tie into rock feature. Aerial ignition used to deepen control line.
First Creek 1,402 acres 100% Patrol by air. Rehabilitation almost completed.
Pyramid 1,463 acres 0% Patrol by air.
Klone 1,389 acres 15% Patrol by air. Decreased fire activity yesterday.
Cashmere Mountain 2,163 acres 20% Patrol and hold 8-Mile Road. Continue chipping brush. Carry out small burnout to secure southern flank.
Basalt Creek 1,009 acres 0% Patrol by air. Fire is backing on south flank.
Sears Creek 477 acres 40% Patrol by ground. Continue structure protection. Fire is backing down toward the dozer line on the north flank.
Maverick 21 acres 100% Patrol by air. Possible line rehabilitation.
Ingalls Creek 3 acres 100% No fire activity. May need rehabilitation.
Mule 0.3 acres 0% Air attack monitored. No significant change.
FOR ADDITIONAL AND UPDATED INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
Beginning tomorrow, for fire information, please call the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters at 509-664-9200 or the Wenatchee River Ranger District at 509-548-2550.