Air Resources Attack as Winds Fan the Flames
information released by US Forest Service, LCN Photos
The Twenty-Five Mile fire was first reported at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, 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.
Current Information: Twentyfive Mile Fire Update — August 16, 2021 10:00a.m.
Fire Information Line: 206-659-6472 (Daily from 8a.m. to 8p.m.)
Size: 4,000 acres
Total Personnel: 150
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. today. Additional resources are continuing to arrive.
The fire is burning in timber, brush and grass. It was first assessed at 300 acres and grew overnight to approximately 4000 acres. Multiple engine crews, air resources and heavy equipment are on scene. Evacuation orders are currently impacting 135 homes or structures. One residential structure was lost overnight. No injuries have been reported to residents or firefighting personnel.
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 at the following link:
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 mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. This evening there is a 20 percent chance of showers, partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 49. West wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Smoke Information: A cold front that came through on Sunday has helped to clear smoke across much of Eastern Washington. 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 for more information. https://tinyurl.com/yby4oysq