Updated August 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
information released by US Forest Service
The Twenty-five Mile Fire was first reported at 3:45 p.m. on August 15, 2021 and is burning on the south shore of Lake Chelan near Twenty-five Mile Creek. The fire is under joint jurisdiction of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Chelan County Fire District 7.
Officials report that a cabin has been destroyed and 135 additional structures are threatened.
- Fire Information Line: 206-659-6472 (Daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
- Size: 4,262 acres
- Total Personnel: 300
- Containment: 0%
- Cause: Under investigation
- Structures Threatened: 135
- Structures Lost: 1
A Type 3 Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Escobar took command of the firefighting response at 6:00 a.m. August 16. Additional resources are continuing to arrive. A Type 1 Incident Management Team has been ordered and is expected to arrive this week.
The fire continues to burn in timber, brush and grass. The fire size is estimated at 4262 acres. Crews staffed the fire overnight and continued to reinforce structure protection lines. Today crews will work on constructing and reinforcing new containment lines.
Air resources will continue attack on the fire throughout the day. Aircraft may use local bodies of water, including Lake Chelan, to fill. Recreational boaters should be aware of aircraft takeoff and landings and keep a safe distance.
Evacuations: The most up-to-date evacuation information is available through Chelan County Emergency Management. Current evacuation levels remained in place overnight and will continue throughout the day. The Chelan County Sheriff will update evacuation levels as conditions warrant.
- Level 3 (Go Now) evacuations for all properties north of Fields Point Landing on South Lakeshore Road.
- Level 2 (Get Set) from Fields Point Landing to Morning Sun Drive.
- Level 1 (Get Ready) from Morning Sun Drive to Kelly’s Resort (12800 S. Lakeshore Road).
Closures: A forest area closure is pending. All roads in the Level 3 area are closed to the general public. Residents are asked to avoid travel on Lakeshore Road to make way for firefighting personnel and equipment.
Weather: Today’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s. Winds are forecast out of the northwest from 10-15 miles per hour with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour.
Smoke Information: A cold front that came through on Sunday has helped to clear smoke across much of Eastern Washington. There may still be areas of haze in the afternoon. Visit https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/ for local air quality information.
Fire Restrictions: Campfire restrictions are in effect. Campfires are prohibited throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including developed campgrounds and congressionally designated Wilderness. Please contact local ranger district offices and visit this website for more information.