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PostMon Jul 29, 2019 10:30 am 
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The newest prediction for devore creek fire expects containment to be reached 11-30-19. Are they just waiting for the weather to put it out for them?

I understand it's in a hard to reach area, but really last I saw was 150 acres I would think they should be able to contain that small of an area fairly easily if they just throw some recourses at it.

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PostMon Jul 29, 2019 3:10 pm 
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The Devore Creek fire from Stehekin at about 4pm on Friday 7/26:


I think their estimate that it is burning at an elevation of 8k is a bit high.

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PostMon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 pm 
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wanderwild wrote:


I think their estimate that it is burning at an elevation of 8k is a bit high.

Glacier fire very difficult to extinguish clown.gif

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PostMon Jul 29, 2019 5:12 pm 
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I thought that 8K was fairly hight to I'm not the most familiar with the area, but most WA large fuel sources are sparse at that elevation which logically would make it easier to put out. Just my thinking.

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PostMon Jul 29, 2019 5:16 pm 
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SwitchbackFisher wrote:
I understand it's in a hard to reach area, but really last I saw was 150 acres I would think they should be able to contain that small of an area fairly easily if they just throw some recourses at it.

The Devore Creek Fire is located within the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area and as such has different management objectives than other "non wilderness" areas.
Unless there are structures or human lives at risk, management policy is probably to just let it burn.

It will burn itself out at some point.

No need to worry.

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PostMon Jul 29, 2019 5:27 pm 
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Ski wrote:
SwitchbackFisher wrote:
I understand it's in a hard to reach area, but really last I saw was 150 acres I would think they should be able to contain that small of an area fairly easily if they just throw some recourses at it.

The Devore Creek Fire is located within the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area and as such has different management objectives than other "non wilderness" areas.
Unless there are structures or human lives at risk, management policy is probably to just let it burn.

It will burn itself out at some point.

No need to worry.

Thanks Ski I didn't really think about the policy side of things, it's hard not to worry when our forests are burning unfortunately.

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PostMon Jul 29, 2019 6:35 pm 
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I remember some years ago there was a large fire in the pasayten and special permit had to secured to helo in the gear but after the fire was out no permit was allowed so all the gear had to be man packed out.. that is your leave no sign at work......ha
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PostMon Jul 29, 2019 9:03 pm 
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SwitchbackFisher wrote:
Thanks Ski I didn't really think about the policy side of things, it's hard not to worry when our forests are burning unfortunately.

After what I saw hiking the shoreline trail this spring, I'm surprised there's anything left to burn over there.

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PostTue Jul 30, 2019 11:48 am 
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Bedivere wrote:
After what I saw hiking the shoreline trail this spring, I'm surprised there's anything left to burn over there.

Ha... my husband just muttered the other night, "what's left to burn up there?!?"

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PostThu Aug 01, 2019 10:35 am 
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mother nature sent a heavy thunderstorm through the area last nite and now we have a good start to the fire season, and of course it is in the most rugged part of the area.. locals are trying to figure out just whose jurisdiction it falls in.
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PostThu Aug 01, 2019 11:40 am 
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cdestroyer wrote:
mother nature sent a heavy thunderstorm through the area last nite and now we have a good start to the fire season, and of course it is in the most rugged part of the area.. locals are trying to figure out just whose jurisdiction it falls in.

Where are you?

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PostSat Aug 03, 2019 6:48 am 
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found this site with lots of info

https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/afm/
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PostWed Aug 07, 2019 9:10 am 
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Index Fire was smoking pretty well behind Icicle Ridge yesterday afternoon, but looked calmer on this morning’s flight from Wenatchee.
Index Fire 8/7/19
Index Fire 8/7/19

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PostSun Aug 18, 2019 1:52 pm 
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Was at the Index fire yesterday. There was a few small smokes on the lower edge of the burn. Certainly larger than the .1 acer that was originally listed.
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PostSun Aug 18, 2019 1:56 pm 
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Heard there was a fire by phantom lake goat rocks area. USFS fire quickly contained and burnt less than a few hundred acres, but can't find any official reports of it.

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