Conrad Lake August 24, 2013 Update 2100 Hrs
Incident: Conrad Lake Fire Wildfire
FIRE STATUS & RESOURCES TODAY
Total Personnel: 267
Serious Injuries: None
Hand Crews: 7
Water Tenders: 6
Helicopters: two type 2 mediums and one type 1 light
What’s New: This fire is now being managed with the Manastash Ridge Fire based near Cle Elum. Obtain fire information at 509 964-2138. Updates will come from there as needed. For the latest information on this and other wildfires, including road and area closures, please go to the website http://inciweb.org. An alternative contact for road and area closures in the Rimrock Lake area is the Naches Ranger District office at (509) 653-1401.
The Conrad Lake Fire is currently 1,066 acres with 25% containment. The low containment level is due to the fire having so much open line in the wilderness.
The fire has not grown significantly in several days. It has hung up in the rocks or in wet areas along creeks on a large portion of the fire perimeter. There are still some portions of the fire on the south side that are being allowed to creep down to the road, which has been prepped as a control line. As mop up and rehabilitation of fire trails and other areas continues, the fire is being closely monitored. Management personnel are assessing the current situation and developing a long-term projection of fire behavior. This assessment will help in preparing a plan for a possible burning operation.
The fire is still mostly within the Goat Rocks Wilderness with some acres outside the wilderness on National Forest and private lands. Base camp is at the Peninsula by Rimrock Lake. The roads in the area of the fire and around the Peninsula are closed as well as some campgrounds accessed by roads that are now closed. See below for details on those closures. State highways 12 and 410 are open.
Background: This fire started by lightning on Friday August 9 and is burning eight miles south of Rimrock Lake and 35 miles southwest of Naches, WA. There are flight restrictions within a seven mile radius of the fire and at the Tieton Airstrip which is at the east end of Rimrock Lake. The Tieton airstrip is closed to general aviation. No campfires are allowed on National Forest lands. The fire is located mostly in Sections 15 and 22 of Township 12 N, Range 12 E.
Road Closures: National Forest roads 1000, 1204, 1205, 1200-725, and the 1070 between its junction with the 1000 to its junction with 1070-595. Trail Closures: Bear Creek Mountain Trail #1130. Conrad Meadows is closed.
Area Closures: Rimrock Peninsula Recreation Area including the boat launch. There is no access from the 1200 road onto the 1200-711, 1200-712, 1200-713, 1200-714, 1200-715, 1200-716, 1200-725, and 1200-653 roads.