Cougar Creek Fire and Navaree Fire
ENTIAT (August 3, 2018: 8:00 am)
Cougar Creek Fire •Acres: 3614 •Containment: 0% •Location: 20 miles northwest of Entiat •Start Date: July 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm •Cause: Lightening
Current Activity: The Cougar Creek Fire spotted past a trigger point and activated a Level 3 evacuation for those on Entiat River Road from Potato Creek (~Mile Post 14) to the end as of 5:00 pm yesterday. Air attack has dropped over 43,000 gallons of retardant yesterday. Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 11 (NWT11), Chelan County Fire Districts and mutual aid departments, and the Chelan County Sheriff's Office are working together to provide structure protection. Structure protection groups are in place along the Entiat River Road within the Level 3 evacuation zone.
Today begins the transition from NWT11 to a Type 1 Team. California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 will assume command beginning tomorrow at 6:00 am.
Evacuations: Chelan County Emergency Management raised the evacuation level to 3 for those on the Entiat River Road from Potato Creek (~Mile Post 14) to the end as of 5:00 pm yesterday. A level 3 evacuation means "Leave Now." From Mad River Road to Potato Creek remains at a Level 2 for now. Level 2 means to "Get Set"; be packed and prepared to evacuate in case a higher level of evacuation is issued. Ardenvoir currently does not have any evacuation notices.
The Red Cross has an evacuation shelter located at the Warehouse Community Church, 14916 Hwy 97A, Entiat, WA. For trailer Parking and Primitive Camping call Stucco by Alex, Inc. at 509-421-7999. For the most current announcements visit Chelan County Emergency Management facebook site. https://www.facebook.com/CCSOEM/.
Smoke: The Cougar Creek fire has a large visible smoke column that can be seen for miles. Smoke is filtering into surrounding communities, particularly Chelan. N95 masks are available at local fire stations provided by the Chelan County Sheriff's Office. For more information on smoke and public health, please visit: wasmoke.blogspot.com.
•Acres: 151 •Containment: 85% •Location: Navarre Coulee Road between US 97 and County Road 2 (WA 971) •Start Date: July 31, 2018 at 8:45pm •Cause: Under Investigation
Current Activity: Navarre is minimally active. Winds will be erratic in the area however, personnel are conducting mop-up activities.
Fire Information: Fire Information Center: 303-921-5818
The fire grew to over 3600 acres yesterday with new level 3 evacuation notices in the Entiat Valley. Over 43,800 gallons of fire retardant were dropped on the fire yesterday by a “VLAT” or Very Large Air Tanker. The photo with the orange line shows where these drops occurred. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6053/