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UPDATE 7 | AUGUST 7, 2021

On July 8, 2021, several fire starts occurred after lightning passed over in the earlier hours. Three fires escaped initial fire attack resulting in the CEDAR CREEK, VARDEN and DELANCY FIRES. The Varden Fire would eventually merge in with the Cedar Creek Fire, while both this one and the Delancy Fires would remain active. The CUB CREEK 2 FIRE is also being included as it is also near Winthrop, Washington.

CEDAR CREEK FIRE

Both the Cedar Creek and the Delancy Fires are still burning on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands, public and private lands within Okanogan County. They are about 15 miles northwest of Winthrop and four miles WSW from Mazama, Washington.

Both are being managed by the Great Basin IMT Team1.

For the Cedar Creek Fire, it is at 52,859 acres and has gained a 26% containment status.

Reports of fire burning through containment lines (retardant lines) on the Visiliki Ridge but was quickly stopped and held to a rocky natural terrain feature. Additional work continues in other parts of the fire line.

Delancy Fire had an aerial flyover and found the fire is still being held at 223 acres, while being monitored by air and unstaffed.

Resources include 759 fire personnel, along with 238-line supervisor and support personnel. 2 Type crews, 12 crews, 9 copters, 60 engines, 28 water tenders and 21 other heavy equipment.

Newly revised evacuation orders have been released by the Okanogan County OEM agency. https://bit.ly/OkanoganCountyEM

CUB CREEK 2 FIRE

Credit | USFS

The Cub Creek 2 Fire was detected on July 16, 2021 at 1327 hours PT from an unknown cause. It is located five miles north of North of Winthrop, Washington.

The fire has burned approximately 62,368 acres and is 24% contained. Three structures have been lost.

There are about 633 total resources assigned to this incident.

Fire personnel are continuing to do suppression repair work and bringing in extra supplies on the western flank. The northern edge of the fire is being monitored for minor spread in the area, which they are also implementing structure protection protocols to area cabins. Additionally, personnel are building an indirect line with heavy equipment which may take up to two or more days to complete.

TFR — in effect over the fire area. Know before you fly and remember that if you are flying, air resources cannot fly due to possible mid-air collisions and the danger presented for air and ground personnel and equipment. AVOID THE AREA.

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