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Crews work to halt 900-acre Uno Peak Fire to the south; dry weather continues

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(Photo courtesy of Inciweb)

September 2, 2017

Incident Management command reports that yesterday the Uno Peak Fire actively grew in the Safety Harbor drainage due to critical fire weather. Firefighters continued to strengthen fire control lines in the Coyote Ridge area ahead of potential fire spread to the southeast.

Additionally a second fire, the Ferry Peak Fire, was reported approximately two miles to the northwest of the Uno Peak Fire and was estimated to be 75 acres in size. There are now an estimated 100 personnel working on the fire.

“Our number one priority is firefighter and public safety,” said Al Lawson, Incident Commander. “We will continue to actively engage these fires where it is safe to do so as we work to halt spread toward communities.”

Today, fire managers are planning to hold the fire west of Coyote Ridge utilizing and improving existing firebreaks and dozer lines in the area. Continued hot, dry weather and extremely rugged terrain will drive active fire behavior in areas of heavy dead and down timber. Ground and aerial resources will be used for a third consecutive day to halt fire spread to the southeast.

  • Containment: 0%
  • Acres: 900
  • Start Date: August 30, 2017 
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA 
  • Total Personnel: 100
  • Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain

Smoke is anticipated to drift down Lake Chelan and over the Waterville Plateau and will be visible from the communities of Manson and Chelan. However, all businesses in the Chelan area remain open and ready for business. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com/

An area closure in place for the vicinity of the fires — specifically, Grade Creek Road (From the intersection with FS 8200-117 (Oss Peak Road) to the intersection with FS 4330-600 (South Fork Gold Creek Road)/FS 8020 (Cooper Ridge Road) is now closed.

Trail closures include the Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (From South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258) and Summer Blossom.

More fire Information can be found at:
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/
Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404
Facebook: facebook.com/UnoPeakFire
Twitter: twitter.com/UnoPeakFire
#UnoPeakFire #WaWildfire

(By Christine Eagar, as reported by Incident Commander Al Lawson)

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