Fire north of Winthrop burns about 140 acres before crews gain control


Crews from multiple agencies moved quickly Wednesday on a fast-moving fire that broke out about five miles north of Winthrop.

The Rendezvous Fire was first reported about 3 in the afternoon. Local, state and federal firefighters were able to get it under control by 9 in the evening.

The firefighting effort included air resources.

Also, a bulldozer helped crews cut a line around the fire, Okanogan County Fire District 6 reported.

By that time, it had burned about 140 acres of mostly brushy hillside.

A Level 1 evacuation notice was issued for homes in the Cub Creek area.

Closed during the firefighting were both Rendezvous Road and West Chewuck Road.

The fire did not damage any homes or structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation.