Cub Creek 2 Fire-2021

Cub Creek 2 Fire-2021 This is the official page for information on the Cub Creek 2 Fire-2021 fires located near Winthrop in Okanogan County, WA. Please keep comments civil: Profane, discriminatory, or harassing comments will be removed.

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10/01/2021
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Hello all, this will be the last update on the fire page. For future updates, please visit the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest page here: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Okanogan%20wenatchee%20national%20forest

Fall moisture and cooler temperatures has reduced fire activity in the last two weeks and increased containment on all fires. As of September 30, the Delancy Fire is 223 acres with 100% containment, the Cedar Creek Fire is 55,842 acres with 90% containment, and the Cub Creek 2 Fire is 70,168 acres with 92% containment. Fire continues to burn actively within Varden, Cedar, and South Fork Wolf Creeks in the Cedar Creek fire, and within Disaster and Eightmile Creeks and near Buck Lake in the Cub Creek 2 fire. District staff expect some fire behavior to continue within both fires until a season-ending event such as long-term rain or snowfall.

The intensive suppression repair work with heavy machinery has been completed on the Cedar Creek and Cub Creek 2 fires. Expect to see ongoing work within both fire perimeters as seeding, soil stabilization, and other repair tasks continue over the next several weeks. All fires are under district management and monitored regularly for additional needs.

Closure Area Update:
With reduced fire behavior and completion of most of the suppression repair work, access to both fire areas will increase as of October 1, 2021. As you enter these areas, be alert for falling rocks, rolling logs, weakened trees, and debris flows. In the Cedar Creek fire area, Slate Creek Trail #414 and several trails in the Chickadee Trailhead vicinity have opened, along with Thompson Ridge Road #4410 and part of Little Wolf Creek Road #4410500. Cedar Creek Trail #476, Wolf Creek Trail #527, Thompson Ridge, and several other trails within severely burned areas will remain closed at this time.

In the Cub Creek 2 fire area, Eightmile Road #5130, Ortell Creek Road #5220, Ruffed Grouse and Honeymoon Campgrounds, and the Sweetgrass Butte area are now open, along with the Ortell Creek drainage and portions of Eightmile Creek drainage north and west of where the pavement ends on Eightmile Road #5130, and the uplands of Twentymile and North Fork Boulder Creek. While these main access roads provide the opportunity to drive into the fire area, camping is still closed at dispersed sites and at Buck Lake, Flat, Nice, Chewuch, and Falls Creek campgrounds as district staff follow public safety recommendations from the Burned Area Emergency Response team. Copper Glance Trail #519 and all trails out of Eightmile Trailhead are now open, while Falls Creek Falls Trail #518 and Crystal Lake Trail #517 remain closed, as does Forest Road #5160250 between Andrews and Thirtymile Trailheads as road repair work continues.

While the fire closure has been lifted from most of the Little Bridge Creek drainage and from Ramsey Creek, yearly wildlife closures go into effect on October 1 and will keep some roads in these areas closed until next spring.

Several areas within both fires remain closed due to public safety concerns such as continued fire behavior, hazard trees, and/or increased probability of debris flows. Within the Cedar Creek Fire perimeter, these areas include the Silver Star and Varden Creek drainages, Cedar Creek and Wolf Creek Trailheads and trails, Sandy Butte Road #5310100, and Forest Road #4410100 on Thompson Ridge. Within the Cub Creek 2 fire, areas closed due to these concerns include the Doe, Falls, Brevicomis, Leroy, Junior, and Bromas Creek drainages; and the area accessed by Lamb Butte Road #5130100.

Visit USFS Pacific Northwest Region Emergency Closures for locations and details of current closures. Fire closure orders and maps are also available here. Fire closure areas are assessed weekly. We appreciate your patience over these long months of fires and suppression repair and ask for your continued respect for these closures to help ensure your safety and the safety of our firefighters.

For access or fire-related questions or information, please contact the Methow Valley Ranger District during business hours at 509-996-4000.

Inciweb:
Cedar Creek Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7655
Cub Creek 2 Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7675/

Highway Information: https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx

Fire Restrictions: None. Campfires are allowed in dispersed sites, campgrounds and wilderness areas across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Cedar Creek, Cub Creek 2, and Delancy Fires September 22, 2021Okanogan-Wenatchee National ForestMinimal fire behavior oc...
09/22/2021

Cedar Creek, Cub Creek 2, and Delancy Fires
September 22, 2021
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Minimal fire behavior occurred on the Cedar and Cub Creek Fires this week, with minimal backing, creeping and smoldering. Cedar Creek is now 87% contained and Cub Creek is 90% contained. No activity was observed on the Delancy Fire.

Temperatures will remain cool, but humidity values will begin to drop as compared to the previous two days. Fire spread is anticipated to be limited to interior pockets and along the active fire perimeter in remote terrain with mainly smoldering and creeping behavior.
Crews and heavy equipment continue to complete suppression repair across both fire areas, repairing firelines, felling hazard trees along roads, chipping debris, and repairing roads damaged by suppression activity.

Closure Area Update:
As of September 20, the closure order for each fire has changed due to changing fire conditions and progress made to complete suppression repair.

Cedar Creek Fire:
• All of Twisp River road opens up, and all trails EXCEPT Slate Lake are open. Cedar Creej Trail is closed from where it takes off from North Lake trail.
• All campgrounds open except Roads End Campground remains closed because of hazard trees.
• In Little Bridge Creek west side of road is open, east side is closed up and over Thompson Ridge to Chickadee area.
• Access to climbing Burgundy Col, Snagtooth Ridge, and Silver Star Mountain is open from the Willow Creek/Highway 20 Hairpin locations.

Cub Creek Fire:
• Lake Creek Trail and N 20mile Trail and Buck Mtn Trail are open.
• 5010 road and 37 road open to junction with 39 road. The 37 road is closed due to the Muckamuck Fire at the junction of T36 R23 S16 and Trail 369.
• Cub Creek drainage is open.
• Area past N 20mile Creek on East side, and Lake Creek on west side, BUT 5160250 road between Andrews Cr TH and 30mile TH remains closed for road repair.
• 8mile, Falls Creek, Doe Creek, Brevicomis Creek, Leroy Creek, Junior Creek, Bromas Creek, and other side drainages remain closed. All other campgrounds and trails remain closed. Dispersed camping within the closure area remains closed.

Visit USFS Pacific Northwest Region Emergency Closures for locations and details of current closures. Fire closure orders and maps are also available here. As more suppression repair work is completed over the next week, district staff will re-assess the extent of closure orders across both fires to look for more opportunities to open areas and trails. Meanwhile, we appreciate your patience and respect for these closures to ensure the safety of our firefighters and visitors.

For fire-related questions or information, please contact the Methow Valley Ranger District during business hours at 509-996-4000.

Resources for Additional Information:
pages
Cedar Creek Fire https://www.facebook.com/MazamaFires2021,
Cub Creek 2 Fire https://www.facebook.com/Cubcreek2fire

Inciweb:
Cedar Creek Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7655
Cub Creek 2 Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7675/

Burned Area Emergency Response:
http://www.centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/

Fire Restrictions: Campfire restrictions are in effect. Campfires are prohibited throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including developed campgrounds and congressionally designated Wilderness. Call local ranger district offices for more information. Fire Restrictions Information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices.

Cedar Creek, Cub Creek 2, and Delancy Fires
September 22, 2021
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Minimal fire behavior occurred on the Cedar and Cub Creek Fires this week, with minimal backing, creeping and smoldering. Cedar Creek is now 87% contained and Cub Creek is 90% contained. No activity was observed on the Delancy Fire.

Temperatures will remain cool, but humidity values will begin to drop as compared to the previous two days. Fire spread is anticipated to be limited to interior pockets and along the active fire perimeter in remote terrain with mainly smoldering and creeping behavior.
Crews and heavy equipment continue to complete suppression repair across both fire areas, repairing firelines, felling hazard trees along roads, chipping debris, and repairing roads damaged by suppression activity.

Closure Area Update:
As of September 20, the closure order for each fire has changed due to changing fire conditions and progress made to complete suppression repair.

Cedar Creek Fire:
• All of Twisp River road opens up, and all trails EXCEPT Slate Lake are open. Cedar Creej Trail is closed from where it takes off from North Lake trail.
• All campgrounds open except Roads End Campground remains closed because of hazard trees.
• In Little Bridge Creek west side of road is open, east side is closed up and over Thompson Ridge to Chickadee area.
• Access to climbing Burgundy Col, Snagtooth Ridge, and Silver Star Mountain is open from the Willow Creek/Highway 20 Hairpin locations.

Cub Creek Fire:
• Lake Creek Trail and N 20mile Trail and Buck Mtn Trail are open.
• 5010 road and 37 road open to junction with 39 road. The 37 road is closed due to the Muckamuck Fire at the junction of T36 R23 S16 and Trail 369.
• Cub Creek drainage is open.
• Area past N 20mile Creek on East side, and Lake Creek on west side, BUT 5160250 road between Andrews Cr TH and 30mile TH remains closed for road repair.
• 8mile, Falls Creek, Doe Creek, Brevicomis Creek, Leroy Creek, Junior Creek, Bromas Creek, and other side drainages remain closed. All other campgrounds and trails remain closed. Dispersed camping within the closure area remains closed.

Visit USFS Pacific Northwest Region Emergency Closures for locations and details of current closures. Fire closure orders and maps are also available here. As more suppression repair work is completed over the next week, district staff will re-assess the extent of closure orders across both fires to look for more opportunities to open areas and trails. Meanwhile, we appreciate your patience and respect for these closures to ensure the safety of our firefighters and visitors.

For fire-related questions or information, please contact the Methow Valley Ranger District during business hours at 509-996-4000.

Resources for Additional Information:
pages
Cedar Creek Fire https://www.facebook.com/MazamaFires2021,
Cub Creek 2 Fire https://www.facebook.com/Cubcreek2fire

Inciweb:
Cedar Creek Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7655
Cub Creek 2 Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7675/

Burned Area Emergency Response:
http://www.centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/

Fire Restrictions: Campfire restrictions are in effect. Campfires are prohibited throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including developed campgrounds and congressionally designated Wilderness. Call local ranger district offices for more information. Fire Restrictions Information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices.

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest BAER UpdateSeptember 22, 2021Cub Creek 2 and Cedar Creek Fires: Summaries of the BAER...
09/22/2021
Central Washington Fire Recovery 2021

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest BAER Update
September 22, 2021

Cub Creek 2 and Cedar Creek Fires:

Summaries of the BAER assessment for Cedar Creek and Cub Creek are complete and posted to the Central Washington Fire Recovery website: www.centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/

Reminder-- The Forest is coordinating with local Okanogan County emergency management organizations to participate in a virtual community meeting this evening- Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6pm. This meeting will briefly cover the BAER assessment of each fire as well as resources available for adjacent landowners to be prepared for upcoming storms and potential debris flows.

The BAER team and other local/state partners will report on their assessment and resources available to the community and those landowners effected by the fire. Please let us know if you didn’t receive a notification or calendar invite for the meeting and are interested in attending. Contact: Jess Clark, BAER PIO,
p: 801-975-3769 (o); [email protected].

We are currently awaiting regional office approvals for our treatment plans so we can transition to implementation.

Home August 2021 – The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team to analyze post-fire condition of burned watersheds and to plan emergency stabilization treatments for Central Washington wildfires. The team is conducting field surveys and ...

Photos from U.S. Forest Service - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest's post
09/17/2021

Photos from U.S. Forest Service - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest's post

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) InformationBurned Area Summary Available Cub Creek 2 and Cedar Creek FiresThe USFS...
09/17/2021

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Information

Burned Area Summary Available Cub Creek 2 and Cedar Creek Fires

The USFS BAER team has completed their assessment and treatment recommendations for critical values at risk in the area burned by the Cub Creek 2 and Cedar Creek Fires. The BAER team was comprised of experts in natural resource disciplines that assessed potential effects and risks to life and safety, soils, geology, hydrology, roads and bridges, recreation sites and trails, and native plant communities. These findings provide the information needed to prepare and protect against post-fire threats.
Both Burned Area Report Summaries are available at:
http://www.centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/

SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scars. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events-be prepared to take action. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service website: https://www.weather.gov/otx/

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Information

Burned Area Summary Available Cub Creek 2 and Cedar Creek Fires

The USFS BAER team has completed their assessment and treatment recommendations for critical values at risk in the area burned by the Cub Creek 2 and Cedar Creek Fires. The BAER team was comprised of experts in natural resource disciplines that assessed potential effects and risks to life and safety, soils, geology, hydrology, roads and bridges, recreation sites and trails, and native plant communities. These findings provide the information needed to prepare and protect against post-fire threats.
Both Burned Area Report Summaries are available at:
http://www.centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/

SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scars. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events-be prepared to take action. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service website: https://www.weather.gov/otx/

09/10/2021

Minimal fire behavior occurred in the Cedar Creek Fire this week, with limited isolated creeping and some torching in the Varden Creek drainage and near Slate Lake. On the Cub Creek 2 Fire, some creeping has been observed around the Farewell and Lake Creek vicinity. No activity was observed on the Delancy Fire. Cooler temperatures and higher humidities are expected across both fires this weekend, reducing the likelihood of active fire behavior and smoke production for the next few days.

Crews and heavy equipment continue to complete suppression repair across both fire areas, repairing firelines, felling hazard trees along roads, chipping debris, and repairing roads damaged by suppression activity. The shortage of personnel and equipment nationally, plus the need to prioritize these resources for active fires with immediate suppression needs, have slowed the progress of this work on the Cedar Creek and Cub Creek 2 fires.

Closure Area Update:
In the Cedar Creek Fire area, the existing closure order remains unchanged for the next week.

As of September 10, the closure order for the Cub Creek 2 Fire has changed:
* Forest Service Roads 51 and 5160 (west of the Chewuch River) from Eightmile Ranch to Andrews Creek Trailhead are now open.

* Andrews Creek Trailhead and all trails leaving from this site are now open, including Andrews Creek, Little Andrews Creek, Coleman Ridge, and Fire Creek. Past Andrews Creek Trailhead, the road to Thirtymile Trailhead remains closed to allow for completion of road repair work that was scheduled for July but deferred because of fire activity.

* Camp 4 Campground is now open.

* All other campgrounds, dispersed campsites, and trails in the Cub Creek 2 Fire closure area remain closed, including Falls Creek and Chewuch Campgrounds and the trail to Falls Creek Falls.

As more suppression repair work is completed over the next week, district staff will re-assess the extent of closure orders across both fires to look for more opportunities to open areas, trails, and roads. Meanwhile, we appreciate your patience and respect for these closures to ensure the safety of our firefighters and visitors.

For fire-related questions or information, please contact the Methow Valley Ranger District during business hours at 509-996-4000.

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