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PostWed Aug 30, 2017 8:06 am 
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Joey wrote:
MODIS shows fire has blown up and burned a large area into Canada.

Man I hope there's a glitch there.. that's terrible!  I just looked and it shows it's really expanded!!!   frown.gif
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PostWed Aug 30, 2017 8:13 am 
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Joey wrote:
MODIS shows fire has blown up and burned a large area into Canada.

That actually showed up yesterday on the evening visible satellite loops. I could see that the fire had crossed the border. The Norse Peak fire was also very active yesterday afternoon.
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PostWed Aug 30, 2017 10:15 am 
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USFS just put this up on the Diamond Creek FB page.   frown.gif


Diamond Creek Fire has burned across the border with Canada west of Sheep Mountain, where it has burned an estimated 300 acres.

THERE ARE ADDITIONAL TRAIL CLOSURES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY:
-Boundary Trail #533 between Andrews Creek Trail #504 and Robinson Creek Trail #478
-Monument Creek Trail #484
-Tatoosh Buttes Trail #485
-Eureka Creek Trail #474
-Ferguson Lake Trail #474A
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PostWed Aug 30, 2017 10:31 am 
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From the Diamond Creek Fire Inciweb Page:

"Tuesday was a second day of substantial fire growth at the north and northwest ends. The fire increased by 16,196 acres, and produced significant smoke and some ash fall in the Methow Valley. The fire has burned across the border with Canada in the Peevee Creek drainage, where it has burned an estimated 300 acres."

"Fire behavior on Wednesday will remain very active, with continued movement to the north and west and burning of interior islands."

Fire now at 48,000+ acres and growing.
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PostWed Aug 30, 2017 10:37 am 
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Just horrible. On deproach from Azurite yesterday, we could see the plume blowing up through all the rest of the smoke in the area. Was pretty obviously getting blown north. The Methow was horribly smoky yesterday afternoon.

I know theres nothing that I can do about it, so its no use getting all worked up, but the thought of this fire being completely avoidable is absolutely infuriating.
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PostWed Aug 30, 2017 12:07 pm 
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The Pasayten fires of 2003 were devastating.  Now this... what a bummer.
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PostWed Aug 30, 2017 12:51 pm 
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Oh no, this is what I was hoping not to hear...  frown.gif

Couldn't help but spend my lunch break reminiscing about my trip to the Billy Goat area last July. We went through Larch Pass, Whistler Basin, Park Pass, Ramon Lakes and back out again. Hard to believe that the landscape will be drastically different the next time I am there.

If anyone wants to reminisce with me or has maybe come across this thread wondering what all the sad emoticons are about, here's my Flickr album from last year.

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PostThu Aug 31, 2017 4:43 pm 
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This is getting perilously close to the Cathedral Lakes. What a loss if that place were to burn.

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PostThu Aug 31, 2017 5:01 pm 
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According to the fire map, the fire has now spread to Park Pass and is heading toward the Ashnola River.

The FS has also expanded the closures:

TRAIL CLOSURES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 31: All wilderness trails east of Robinson Creek Trail #478 to Andrews Creek Trail #504. Also closed are Andrews Creek Trail #504, Chewuch River Trail #510 beyond the junction with Fire Creek Trail #561, Topaz Mt. Trail #360, and Boundary Trail #533 between Teapot Dome and the junction with Middle Fork Pasayten Trail #478.

ROAD CLOSURES: Eightmile Road #5130 one mile past Honeymoon Campground, Falls Creek Road #5140, Cub Creek/Ortell Creek Road #5220 east of Cub Pass, and all spur roads east of Cub Pass, Sweetgrass Butte Road 5220-100, and all of its spur roads.

From inciweb:

Tuesday was a second day of substantial fire growth at the north and northwest ends. The fire increased by 16,196 acres, and produced significant smoke and some ash fall in the Methow Valley. The fire has burned across the border with Canada in the Peevee Creek drainage, where it has burned an estimated 4,700 acres. Cathedral Provincial Park has been closed. Coordination with the British Columbia Ministry of Forest Land and Natural Resource Operations is ongoing. Goat Peak Lookout has been staffed for the remainder of the fire. A reconnaissance flight over Hidden Lakes reported that the cabins, which had been covered with fire wrap and protected by a sprinkler system, appear to have survived the fire. NEW TRAIL CLOSURES ARE IN EFFECT

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PostFri Sep 01, 2017 7:54 am 
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Map shows so much has burned......   frown.gif

I was up in the area a couple years ago, so much in this picture is toast now!

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It would be shame if the Sheep Cabin burned down!! Grr.

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PostFri Sep 01, 2017 8:20 pm 
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So sad to hear that the fire has reached Park Pass. Hard to believe...
Approaching Park Pass, Pasayten Wilderness 7/13 to 7/17/17
Approaching Park Pass, Pasayten Wilderness 7/13 to 7/17/17
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PostFri Sep 01, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Nancyann wrote:
So sad to hear that the fire has reached Park Pass. Hard to believe...

Sad indeed.  Never been, but your photo shows it well.  Beautiful.  frown.gif    ~z
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PostSun Sep 03, 2017 4:42 pm 
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Newest MODIS shows fire pushing toward Cathedral Lakes.
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PostSun Sep 03, 2017 5:37 pm 
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Joey wrote:
Newest MODIS shows fire pushing toward Cathedral Lakes.

bawl.gif

Nothing to stop it going through Tungsten Mine, either.  Glad I got up there when I did.

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PostSun Sep 03, 2017 6:13 pm 
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I can see the plume today from my house on Whidbey Island, perhaps 15,000 ft high
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