Eagle Fire Update August 30th 1800
Incident: Eagle Fire Wildfire
EAGLE FIRE UPDATE
AUGUST 30, 2013 1800
Leavenworth residents and visitors may see an increase in smoke over the weekend as firefighters work to clean up the fire perimeter on the Eagle Fire located 5 miles northeast of Leavenworth, WA. Although the fire is completely contained within fire lines, fire crews will be carrying out a burning operation to further secure the northwest corner of the fire perimeter.
“The objective is to connect the interior burn area to the established fire line in Bjork Canyon to further secure the fire perimeter,” explains Incident Commander Matt Eberlein. The burning operation will begin Saturday August 31st if the weather is favorable for burning conditions.
The Type 3 Incident Management Team took over the fire on Thursday August 29th and has been implementing standards developed by local Forest Service and Washington State Department of Natural Resources resource advisors on how fire lines will be rehabilitated to mitigate resource damage caused during fire suppression activities. Resources assigned to the fire will continue mop-up operations and rehabilitation efforts over the next several days.
Resources assigned to the fire includes those from the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR), Chelan County Fire District 3, as well as assistance provided by the British Columbia Forest Service. Effort and support from the Chelan Country Sherriff’s office, US Fish and Wildlife Service- Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, and from the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition has been greatly appreciated from the local management team.
For more information, please contact the Wenatchee River Ranger District office at 509-548-2550, office hours are Monday-Saturday 7:45am to 4:30 pm.
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