Update – August 25, 2021 – Wednesday

The TWENTY-FIVE MILE FIRE is located about 12 miles northwest of Chelan on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington State. This fire started on August 15, 2021.

The fire’s behavior is moderate with flanking, creeping, torching and smoldering.

Numerous buildings, including communication structures are under threaten prompting evacuations, area and roadway closures.

Command is under the SW Area Team 1’s Alan Sinclair.


  • NWS IMET Operations
  • East Pierce Fire & Rescue (brush truck, Strike Team Leader)
  • CEDR Digital Corps
  • Tanker 912 (10 Tanker Air Carrier)
  • WA DNR
  • Super Scoopers
Super Scooper Plane using Lake Chelan as a water source for the Twentyfive Mile fire
Credit | OK-WEN NF

LEVEL 3 Evacuations

  • For all properties north of Cove Marina on South Lakeshore Road
  • The area of Granite Falls road
  • First Creek west of Lakeshore

LEVEL 2 Evacuations

  • From South from Cove Marina to Morning Sun Drive

LEVEL 1 Evacuations

  • Lakeshore Road south of Granite Falls area

There has been 11,055 acres of timber, tall grass and brush have been destroyed but crews have reached a 21% containment status.

A total of 611 total personnel are assigned along with 13 crews, 58 engines and eight copters.

Unfortunately, there have been 11 structures lost with a total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment efforts reaching $7.1 Million.

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