Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 6

Rock Creek Fire

A Public Information Meeting will be held at the Nile Library located at 1891 Nile Rd, Naches, Washington 98937 on Wednesday, September 14th @ 1830 Hours.

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.  It is burning on land managed within the Naches Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Rock CreekFire - First Day

USFS Engines on the Rock Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 19 miles West of Ellensburg and 12 miles NW of Naches, Washington State.

Command

USDA Forest Service is the lead agency on this incident based out of the Wenatchee area. Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is also assisting with this fire.

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels include timber and grass.

Resources

There are 438 fire personnel assigned along at least 8 crews and 20 engines.

Threatened

There are approximately 71 homes and 125 minor other structures that are currently being threatened.

Current Fire Status

The wildfire has burned 940 acres and is listed with a 20% containment status.

Fire behavior is active, torching, backing, flanking and back.

Continue line prep and burnout on north end of fire. Continue mop-up on contained portions of lines. Continue with road closures and evacuations.

Fire managers expect to have their crews contain this fire by September 25th, changing from the original date of September 18th.

Closures (Closure # 06-17-08-16-989) 

Trails, roadways and areas around the fire area have been shut down to protect the Public and create Firefighter Safety.

Check this site through Inciweb, a government agency for the Closure map and areas closed off to the Public here —>  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5025/33709/

Cost-To-Date

$450,000 was of September 13, 2016 (AM post)

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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