UPDATE 4 – Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The COUGAR CREEK FIRE is burning approximately 20 miles northwest of Entiat, about 12 miles northwest of Ardenvoir and 7.5 miles of Plain, Washington. The fire started by lightning.
Along with the COUGAR CREEK FIRE, the IC is also managing the LOST FIRE and BANNOCK LAKES FIRE.
The LOST FIRE is located about 10 miles north of Plain, Washington. The 80-acre fire has been fully contained and is being monitored by air.
The BANNOCK LAKES FIRE is located about 177 miles west of Stehekin in the Glacier Peaks Wilderness. This fire is burning among large rocky outcroppings and isolated clusters of timber in steep and inaccessible terrain. The fire is currently not staffed and is also being monitored by air.
The fires are burning on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and private lands.
There are currently 297 fire personnel assigned along with 7 crews and 13 engines. The NW IMT Team 10 with IC Alan Lawson will relinquish command to all three wildfires to a local Type 3 Team at 1800 hours PDT this evening.
The Incident Command Post or also known as the ICP is located at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery.
About 42,712 acres have been destroyed and crews have reached a 79% containment status.
Fire suppression and containment costs have exploded up to $42.3 Million.
(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog