The Cub Creek 2 Fire started on July 16, 2021, at 1:27 PM. It's located 5 miles north of Winthrop, Washington on lands managed by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, State of Washington and Okanogan Fire District 6. It was initially estimated at 2000 acres and observed actively running, spotting, and torching in grass, brush and timber. Cedar Creek firefighting resources were diverted to assist with initial attack. By 7 pm that evening, a type 3 organization, staffed by many members of Northwest Team 8 from the nearby Cedar Creek Fire, was in charge, 50 residences were threatened, and evacuations and road closures were in effect. A Red Cross shelter was set up and the Washington State structure strike team was reassigned to protect properties. By July 17th, 271 single residences were threatened and one outbuilding was confirmed destroyed and road, trail and area closures were in effect. On July 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. the Southwest Area Incident Management Team (IMT) 2 transitioned with California IMT 1. Cooperators include Washington DNR, Okanogan County Fire District #6, Okanogan County, Washington State Patrol, Washington Dept. of Transportation, OCEC, City of Winthrop, City of Twisp, Washington State Parks.
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Resources for additional information:
Fire Information Line – (406) 426-9595 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Inciweb Page: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7675/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CubCreek2Fire2021
Smoke Blog: https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/
Highway Information: https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx
Methow Conservancy (Wildfire Preparedness): https://methowconservancy.org/discover/fire-prep-recovery%20
Wildfire Ready Neighbors (House Assessments): https://wildfireready.dnr.wa.gov/