Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:03:16 PM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-WAOWF-000456
FWAC Incident ID
206822
Incident Name
Nason Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:37 PM PDT
(26 mins, 15 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 2:34 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
State
Washington
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
39.7 miles NW of Wenatchee, WA
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Fuels
Timber/understory
Notes
Contain: 10/19/21 1200
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

Located 17 miles northwest of Plain, Washington, the Nason Fire is approximately 1,269 acres, burning in very steep, rocky terrain that is difficult to access. Its initial position high on a north facing slope along the Nason Ridge made it dangerous for firefighters to directly attack the fire. Fire managers then implemented indirect firefighting strategies, which were the safest available tactics due to the fire’s location.

Over the September 18-19 weekend, almost 1.5 inches of rain fell in the vicinity of the Nason Fire. Firefighters have started rehabilitation work on the fire, which consists mainly of chipping fuels and hazard tree removal on the 6700 and 6702 roads. Firefighters utilized Road 6700 as a containment line along the west and north edges of the fire; a portion of the road is closed for public safety as crews continue working to mitigate hazards. 

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Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Wednesday August 04th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Location
17 miles NW of Plain, WA;
7 miles southeast of the Unincorporated communities of Lake Wenatchee
Incident Commander
Barajas
Coordinates
47.828, -120.96
Total Personnel
2
Size (Acres)
1,269
Containment
90%
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Significant Events
Minimal fire behavior, growing less than 10 acres per day; smoldering, creeping, and backing
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire behavior.

Smoke is visible on the ridgeline, especially in the afternoon when the fire and fuels are more exposed to heat from the sun.
Remarks
Portion of FS Road 6700 closed
Incident Contact
Wenatchee River Ranger District
Phone: 509-548-2550
Hours: 8 am to 430 pm
Fire Unit Information
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Dispatch Contact
Central Washington Interagency Center | Wenatchee, WA
Phone: 509-884-3473
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/CWICC
Incident Map

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