Posted by: kinnikinnick | August 20, 2018

Level 2 August 20, 2018

Cougar Creek Fire – Evacuation Level Changes effective today at 4:30pm:

As of 4:30pm today, 8/20/18, Chelan County is implementing Level 2 (GET SET) evacuation notifications on Chiwawa Loop Rd from Plain out to the intersection with Chiwawa River Rd, both sides of the roadway. This includes Chiwawa River Pine Community and Shugart Flats Community and all roads that intersect with the Chiwawa Loop Road in the affected area. Plain is remaining at a Level 1.

Posted by: kinnikinnick | August 19, 2018

Level 1 Sunday Aug 19

Level 1 Fire Advisory Notification

As of 2:30pm on Sunday, 8/19/18, a Level 1 (BE READY) Fire Advisory Notification will be in place for the following areas:

• Chumstick Road north of Merry Canyon (both sides of the road)

• Merry Canyon; Second Creek and Moon Canyon

• Community of Plain, including Ponderosa Estates, Plain River Rd and other subdivisions

• Chiwawa Loop Road to include Chiwawa River Pines

• All of the Fish Lake and Lake Wenatchee areas to Coles Corner

This is only a fire advisory for residents in the affected areas. The fire management team is working concurrently on both the Entiat drainage and the west flank of the fire. Due to prevailing winds changing from the SW to the N/NW, the fire is currently pushing to the SW. Cooperating agencies and the Incident Management Team have made the decision to initiate this Level 1 Fire Advisory for the above areas.

Call the Fire Information number for more information at 509-664-9210.

Sent at: 2:23pm PDT

Posted by: kinnikinnick | August 9, 2018

New Closures

Posted by: kinnikinnick | August 9, 2018

Shooting Ban

Statewide shooting ban added to other
fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will add a temporary statewide restriction on firearm use beginning Saturday, Aug. 4, to fire-prevention rules already in place on WDFW-managed lands.

“Weeks of dry weather have raised the threat of wildfire on both sides of the Cascades, and it’s critical for all of us to avoid doing anything that could damage or destroy fish and wildlife habitat,” said Cynthia Wilkerson, manager of the department’s Lands Division.

The department’s action follows Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation earlier this week of a state of emergency for wildfire threats across the state and is consistent with shooting restrictions imposed by other state and federal land management agencies.

Under WDFW’s temporary rule, target shooting and other gun use will be prohibited, but discharge of a firearm for legal hunting will still be permitted.

In eastern Washington, the shooting ban will be added to a more comprehensive set of emergency restrictions already in place at WDFW-managed properties. The following activities are prohibited:

  • Fires or campfires, including those in fire rings. Personal camp stoves and lanterns fueled by propane, liquid petroleum, or liquid petroleum gas are allowed.
  • Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle.
  • The discharge of firearms for target-shooting or other purposes by anyone not engaged in lawful hunting.
  • Welding and operating chainsaws. Operating a torch with an open flame and all equipment powered by an internal combustion engine is prohibited.
  • Operating a motor vehicle away from developed roads. Parking is permitted within designated parking areas, including developed campgrounds and trailheads; and in areas without vegetation that are within 10 feet of roadways.

In western Washington, the WDFW shooting ban will be in effect until further notice at department-managed wildlife areas, boat launches, and other water access sites.

All temporary restrictions will remain in effect until the risk of wildfire decreases, Wilkerson said. She noted that state law already prohibits the discharge of fireworks and the disposal of a lit cigarette or other burning material from a vehicle on a state highway.

Any changes will be posted on the department’s website at

More information about fires and fire prevention is available online from the Washington Department of Natural Resources ( and the U.S. Forest Service (


Posted by: kinnikinnick | August 7, 2018

Public Meeting / Fire

Cougar Creek Fire & Lost Fire

Community Meeting

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

7:00 PM

Plain Community Church

12565 Chapel Drive

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