[pct-l] More on Stehekin and Mazama fires
wayneskraft at comcast.net
Sat Sep 9 23:31:11 CDT 2006
OK, I claim to know no more than what I'm told, but I think we may
have figured out the source of the confusion here. Areas around
Stehekin Landing and Hazard Creek are subject to a level 3 evacuation
notice . Level 3 means you should leave right now. The community of
Stehekin itself is still at a level 2 evacuation notice. Level 2
means be ready to leave at any moment.
On Sep 9, 2006, at 8:58 PM, andrea dinsmore wrote:
> 05:55 PM PDT on Saturday, September 9, 2006
> Associated Press
> STEHEKIN, Wash. -- Fire burning near a remote hamlet in
> northcentral Washington prompted the Chelan County sheriff's office
> Saturday to issue an evacuation notice for dozens of homes and
> businesses in Stehekin Landing and along Lake Chelan.
> The Flick Creek fire was estimated at 6,511 acres. It has been
> threatening the town of Stehekin at the north end of the lake
> intermittently since it was accidentally started by a campfire July
> Sheriff Mike Harum issued the "level three" warning, meaning a
> current and immediate threat exists from the fire and people are
> advised to leave the area immediately.
> "The Level 3 Evacuation notice along the lakeshore up to the corner
> of Buehler's Bluff is necessary due to the possibility of rolling
> rocks and debris from fire in the Purple Creek drainage," the
> sheriff's office said in a news release.
> About 25 to 30 residences and businesses were affected by
> Saturday's evacuation notice, fire information officer Mick Mueller
> He added that the predominant number of structures were above the
> landing where boats and float planes drop tourists heading into the
> On Friday, the sheriff's office ordered the mandatory evacuation of
> three vacation homes in the Hazard Creek drainage, about a mile
> south of Stehekin Landing on the lake's northeastern shore.
> About 40 miles northeast of Entiat, the Tinpan fire in the Glacier
> Peak Wilderness was holding at about 8,197 acres, or more than 12
> square miles.
> "It didn't get much fire activity overnight and we're feeling
> pretty good about it holding," Mueller said.
> About 108 firefighters were assigned to the blaze.
> More than 3,000 firefighters were assigned to the Columbia complex
> and Tripod complex, the two largest wildfire clusters in the state.
> The lightening-caused Columbia complex near Dayton has burned more
> than 158 square miles of wheat fields, brush and forest in
> southeastern Washington and was 55 percent contained.
> The Flick Creek fire, estimated at 6,511 acres, was accidentally
> started by a campfire July 26.
> In northcentral Washington, firefighters continued to battle the
> massive Tripod complex about seven miles northwest of Winthrop. One
> of three wildfires in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, the Tripod
> complex has burned nearly 267 square miles.
> At its northern flank, the fire was burning about a mile south of
> the Canadian border. No structures were immediately threatened, and
> the blaze was 60 percent contained.
> The Tatoosh complex, 18 miles northwest of Mazama, was estimated at
> 39,470 acres --about 62 square miles -- and extended into Canada.
> U.S. and Canadian fire managers also were monitoring the Van Peak
> fire, which was burning between the Tripod and Tatoosh fires about
> five miles south of the border.
> Residents in Mazama remained on notice to be ready to evacuate if
> the Cedar Creek fire grows. That blaze, estimated at about two
> square miles or 1,500 acres southwest of town, was 40 percent
> This report is from KING 5 News, Seattle.
> Andrea Dinsmore
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