Fourteen timber fires have been burning within the North Cascades National Park since late June. The total acreage for active fires is over 600 acres. Fires are grouped into complexes by geographic location for management purposes. The Panther Complex is a group of 5 fires near the Panther Creek Drainage/Ruby Mt. Fires range in size from 0.1 to 400 acres. The Crapper Complex, near Newhalem Creek, has 4 fires between 0.1 and 2 acres. The park's fire management team is using a variety of strategies to manage the fires. Fire management objectives provide for firefighter and public safety, protection for property and infrastructure, and multiple natural resources.
On Wednesday, August 26th, the Brush Creek fire, within the Moon Complex, became more active. Again, on Thursday, August 27th it exhibited more growth, and is now over 100 acres. Additional information about this fire will now be found under it's own entry on Inciweb.
This will be the last information update, unless significant fire activity occurs.
|Incident Type||Wildland Fire|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 28th, 2009 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||North Cascades National Park Complex|
Fuel type 10. Timber stands in subalpine and mixed conifer forests.
Yesterday, patrols were made from roadside vantage points to observe fire activity. No changes were noted in fire activity from the previous day. The Elija and Panther Fires in Panther Creek continue to smolder and produce light smoke. No smoke was observed at the other fires: Cascade Creek Fire and fires in the Crapper Complex.
Numerous fires are burning in Canada and Washington State causing smoke and haze within the park and surrounding areas.
Fire managers are continuing to assess fires and make plans for contingency actions on fires, should that become necessary.
Fires are burning in steep, inaccessible terrain.
This will be last the last update to these fires, unless significant future fire activity occurs.
|Wind Conditions||6-11 mph|