#CanyonCreekFire | Washington | Newly Reported!


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A Rotor with a bambi bucket flies over the Canyon Creek Fire. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)


On  Saturday, July 15, 2017, a fire was reported 1 mile North of Carlton near Mile Post (MP) 23.75 on the East side of roadway.

The fire then would  cross over SR 153 and the Methow River near Ross Road with it burning North to just past Taylor Road near MP 26 and to the East.


Washington DNR – NE Region.


107 personnel.  3 crews. 17 engines. 3 helicopters. State mobilization units of 4 strike teams and an a Type 3 IMT unit.


Timber, brush and tall grass.


Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting. 1000 acres. 0% containment.

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Dropping water over the Canyon Creek Fire. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)


Level 3 evacuations from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek.

Level 2 evacuations  from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek.

Fire personnel will re-evaluate on 7-16-2017.


2 Red Cross Shelters are in operation:  Twisp Community Center and Brewster High School.


(Note:  We are still filling in the blanks)

Saturday, 7/15/2017

1218 hours – Fire reported near Carlton.

1930 hours – State Mob was approved.

2100 hours – Fire was estimated to be 1000 acres, with 1 abandoned house destroyed.

2200 hours – an in-brief meeting was held at the Liberty Bell School for SE WA Team 1 in which will be assuming command on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 0600 hours.

Sunday, 7/16/2017

0600 hours – IMT assumed command.


SR 153 remains closed (Local Traffic Only) at Lower Beaver Creek and the intersection of the Twisp/Carlton Road just South of Carlton.

Closed due to fire personnel and equipment on the roadway along with tree snags next to the road. Snags planned on being cleared in the morning. WSDOT manning closure.

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Fire crews working the line. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)


PUD turned off electric power from Twisp to Libby Creek due to burning power poles and downed lines. Power was isolated and restored to most users. The burnt poles are planned to be replaced in daylight hours 7-16-2017.


The current weather report is a forecast of cooler temps on Monday, July 17, 2017,  with winds out of the North and NW 6 to 11 mph.




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