Manastash Ridge Fire Update Tuesday September 10 2013
Incident: Manastash Ridge Fire Wildfire
Manastash Ridge Fire
September 10 2013
0900 Hours John Glondo Incident Commander
Jason Seldal Incident Commander Trainee
Manastash Ridge Fire Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3697
Fire Information Phone line: 8AM-8PM 509-607-6321
Cle Elum Wash. – Operations are winding down. On Monday crews continued picking up and hauling hose lays and pumps that were used for fire suppression. Over 6000 feet of 1 ½ inch and 3000 feet of 1 inch hose carried water to sprinklers and nozzles from 12 pumps that were positioned where water was available. Mop up will be ongoing as smokes pop up with the warmer drier temperatures and forecast east wind.
Warm dry weather is forecast for the coming days. With this comes the likelihood of torching and visible smoke within the interior of the fire. Several hundred acres of unburned fuel remain within fire lines which pose a threat to fire fighter and public safety.
Area trail and road closures in the vicinity of the fire remain in place to protect firefighter and public safety. These closures are being evaluated daily and will likely be relaxed mid-week. The number one objective of this fire is to keep the public and firefighters safe. Details of the closure boundaries lists of closed roads and trails and relevant maps are available on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests website. Only firefighters Forest Service or other agency personnel and law enforcement are allowed access to closure areas.
Fire danger remains high. Please check the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests website for current campfire restrictions.
Manastash Ridge Fire Facts – Tuesday September 10 2013 – 0900 HOURSFire Size: approximately 2 352 acres
Percent Contained: 40%
Evacuations: No homes or structures threatened.
Manastash Ridge Closures Summary: A detailed list of closures is available on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests website. On the Cle Elum Ranger District the area closure prohibits being within the boundaries of the posted closure including Forest Service Road 3100 (Manastash Canyon Road) west of the Forest Boundary.
Fuels: Heavy ground and ladder fuels high elevation subalpine fir lodgepole pine and whitebark pine forest.
Crews: 1 Type II hand crew. Total Personnel: 50