Dozers Begin Containment of Uno Fire

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The Uno Fire has expanded to 900 acres as crews continue to build containment lines. The fire started from an unknown cause on August 30th about 15 miles up Lake Chelan from Manson on the Lake’s North Shore. No homes are threatened but some campgrounds and trailheads have been closed

Uno Fire
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The fire actively grew in the Safety Harbor drainage due to critical fire weatherFirefighters continued to strengthen fire control lines in the Coyote Ridge area ahead of potential fire spread to the southeast. Additionally a second fire, the Ferry Peak Fire, was reported approximately two miles to the northwest of the Uno Peak Fire and was estimated to be 75 acres in size.

Fire managers are planning to hold the fire west of Coyote Ridge utilizing and improving existing firebreaks and dozer lines in the area. Continued hot, dry weather and extremely rugged terrain will drive active fire behavior in areas of heavy dead and down timber. Ground and aerial resources will be used for a third consecutive day to halt fire spread to the southeast.

Smoke: Smoke is anticipated to drift down Lake Chelan and over the Waterville Plateau and will be highly visible from the communities of Manson and Chelan. However, all businesses in the Chelan area remain open and ready for business. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com/

Closures: An area closure is now in place for the vicinity of the fires. Specifically, Grade Creek Road (From the intersection with FS 8200-117 (Oss Peak Road) to the intersection with FS 4330-600 (South Fork Gold Creek Road)/FS 8020 (Cooper Ridge Road) is now closed. Trail closures include the Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (From South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258) and Summer Blossom.

The Uno Fire is one of four wildfires currently burning in the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest. The Diamond Creek Fire, The Norse Peak Fire and Jolly Mountain Fire.