Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
ACTIVE
Last Updated
7 mins, 1 sec ago
Fire Start
Monday, September 5, 2022 11:00 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-NWCG-8397
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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 6 hours, 50 mins ago

Incident Photo for the NW Pasayten Complex Fire

Brief update on September 28, 2022:

An infrared (IR) flight last night showed that the complex as a whole grew around 600 acres. It also showed that the Kid Fire has merged with the Parks Fire just north of the Pasayten Airstrip cabin. This was where most of the growth was on the complex of fires in the Pasayten Wilderness Area. Three firefighters remain at the cabin running water pumps for the system of hoses and sprinklers as needed for structure protection; plans are to fly them out tomorrow. We will also be doing some back haul of equipment. The current weather forecast is for a cold front passing through today with rain showers in the Cascades followed by a brief day of wetting rain, followed by a slight warm up.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 6:00 AM PDT
Location
NW Pasayten Wilderness, east of Ross Lake
Incident Commander
NIMO Team 2 (Watts)
Coordinates
48.913, -120.818

Current Situation

Total Personnel
6
Size (Acres)
17,998
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Significant Events
Minimal fire activity on all fires in the complex, smoldering with little open flame and creeping.

Parks (12,163 acres): Minimal activity.

Kid (3,797 acres): Minimal activity.

Skagit (445 acres): Minimal activity. Module resources have completed a structure assessment plan on structures in the Hozomeen area and were brought out Friday via the Ross Mule National Park Service boat.

Three Fools (1,112 acres): Minimal activity.

Shull Creek (426 acres): Minimal activity.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Monitor fire progression to provide up-to-date location of fire progression and proximity to Management Action Points to inform the timing to implement point protection mitigation actions to protect identified critical values at risk.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Minimal fire activity expected.

24 hours: Smoldering and creeping especially areas under direct sunlight.

48 hours: Continued drying and warming may result in areas of active fire behavior.

72 hours: Continued drying and warming may result in areas of active fire behavior.
Remarks
A Long-Term Strategic Implementation Plan was presented to the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF on Sept 17.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Morning fog was followed by afternoon sunshine which filtered through high clouds over the complex today. Light winds were observed with relative humidity dropped into the 40-50 percent range. Skies will clear overnight as north winds funnel across the region. Gusty winds are possible especially on the ridges. Sunday will feature the first of several days through next week with mainly sunny skies, breezy afternoon winds, along with a slow warming and drying trend under west to north winds. Winds and humidity may bring elevated fire weather concerns towards mid-week, but no rain or critical fire weather is expected at this time. A strong low-pressure system moving into California is expected to mainly impact areas south of Washington State with heavy rainfall this weekend into next week.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
NW Pasayten Fire Information
Phone: 509-557-0973
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fire Unit Information
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801