Final Update for Colockum Tarps and Mile Post 10 Fires
Incident: Colockum Tarps Wildfire
THIS IS THE FINAL UPDATE
FOR THE MILE POST 10 AND COLOCKUM TARPS FIRES
Incident Commander Mike Barnett and all the members of Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #1 would like to express their thanks to the communities who were impacted by these fires for their support during the suppression.
Colockum Tarps Fire: Over the next several days, smaller organization will patrol the fire perimeter and complete rehabilitation of areas impacted by fire suppression actions. This rehabilitation will include repairing lines created by dozers and fences cut by firefighters to gain access to the fire. All fire lines within the perimeter will be rehabilitated while lines constructed as the fire control and contingency lines will remain in place until the fall. These control lines will be modified to disperse water and reduce the potential for erosion. This organization will consists of 6 engines, 2 dozers, 2 water tenders and approximately 30 personnel. The fire remains at 98% contained and 80,184 acres. Pockets of fuel well within the fire perimeter will continue to burn. Smoke will be visible until fall rains. Local fire managers have a plan in place for continual monitoring and will take suppression action if the need arises.
Mile Post 10: The fire is 100% contained. The final acreage is 5,445 acres, the change in acreage reflects more accurate mapping. Yesterday was the final operational shift for many of the Mile Post 10 fire personnel. Local resources will continue to patrol the Mile Post 10 Fire.
Fire Information: Rivercom will be available to provide current fire information for the Mile Post 10 Fire; they can be reached at (509)663-9911. Information for Colockum Tarps, call the Department of Natural Resources Southeast Region office at (509) 925-8510 during regular business hours. For information from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, please call (509) 575-2740.
Road Closures: Due to the flooding, the Malaga-Alcoa Highway was closed at Mile Post 12 but is open to local traffic. The upper Naneum Ridge Road is closed from Four Corners east to the Colockum Ridge Road. Fire officials request that the public stay out of the fire area during rehabilitation to ensure safety.
Fire Prevention: With continued hot and dry conditions, firefighters count on the public to help reduce risk during wildfire season. When residents of a fire prone community clear brush, trees and other flammable materials away from their homes, it helps keep residents and firefighters safe. More information on how to create a defensible space around your home can be found at www.firewise.org.
Cooperating Agencies: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management, Chelan County Fire District #1, Washington State Patrol