Fires In & Near the Methow Valley

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Sept. 27, 2018
Crescent Mountain Fire
52,609 acres
86% containedl

McLeod Fire
24,411 acres
91% contained.
Crews are doing suppression repair and restoration of damaged ecological functions

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Where is the smoke coming from?

The following NOAA site shows smoke movement in this area. Arrow over the rows to get more info.

National NOAA Smoke Map

Air Quality in Winthrop

Washington Smoke Blog

Purple Air Monitor

Local and NW Fire Information Sources

Crescent Mountain Fire on Facebook Northwest Coordination Center .

News releases from the Okanogan WenatcheeOWNF's news releases website.

OWNF Twitter (read tweeted messages online)OkaWen twitter site.

Washington DNRDNR website.

Washington DNR twitterDNR twitter.

Dispatch records for Wildfire at Central Washington Interagency Communications Center (CWICC). CWICC's website.

CONFINE: limit spread with natural or created barriers. Surveillance but often minimal suppression. (e.g. steep, rocky).
CONTAIN: control line surrounding fire is reasonably expected to check the fires spread under predicted conditions.
CONTROL: line (often blacklined) sufficient to stop fires spread.

National Fire Information Sources

The National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Situation Report for Wednesday, August 29, includes: Favorable weather conditions continue to help firefighters reach their containment goals throughout the West. No new large fires were reported. In the NW there are 16 uncontained large fires (518,219 acres).

The Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for September shows above normal fire activity

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Daily update on major fires in the U.S. FireInfo.

National Interagency Fire Center Daily Statistics are available Monday-Friday. Incident Information System includes information for major fires in USA. Incident Information website.
Fire Information System includes information for major fires in USA.
Fire Information Report website.

British Columbia Fire Information

British Columbia Wildfire Information BC Fire Info.

Canada Fire Info MapCanada Fire Info Map.