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U.S. FOREST SERVICE FIRE UPDATE
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
For immediate release: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 5 p.m.
Contacts: Robin DeMario, Okanogan-Wenatchee Public Affairs, 509-548-2558
Joe Anderson, Fire Information Officer, 509 860-7209
All Quiet at Tumwater Canyon Fire
Although smoke is still visible from the 458-acre Tumwater Canyon Fire, fire activity today was minimal. Approximately 50 firefighters continued mopping-up along the perimeter and patrolling the fire throughout the day.
With a fireline completely around the fire, and the success of firefighting efforts to date, this will be the final information update on the Tumwater Canyon Fire.
Fire managers are grateful to everyone involved with fire suppression efforts and for local community support. No injuries occurred during suppression actions and no structures were threatened.
Travelers through Tumwater Canyon will continue to see occasional flames along the highway and in the interior of the fire. These flames will be especially visible at night; please do not report flames seen between mile post markers 91 and 94 in Tumwater Canyon--these spots are not new wildfires.
Due to steep terrain, there is potential for rocks, trees and other forest debris to roll downhill from the fire area. Motorists are advised to be aware of these potential hazards as well as fire vehicle traffic and suppression activities along Highway 2. Fire managers ask the public to remain vigilant and drive safely and slowly through the fire area and not stop to look at the remains of the fire.
The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to State and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.