Wolverine fire status 11:30 AM Aug 26th

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From the U.S. Forest Service incident website    http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4354/  :

Wolverine: The south side of the fire made a push downthe Entiat drainage yesterday. As of last night, the fire had reached Three Creeks and is approximately 10 miles northwest of the private land on Burns Creek. When the fire reaches Pope Creek, the Chelan County Sheriff will initiate level 2 discussions with the Incident Management Team for evacuations in the upper Entiat River drainage. Today crews will scout contingency lines south of Tommy Creek. Structure protection is being evaluated throughout the Entiat drainage. A spike camp has been established at the Entiat Park to accommodate crews working the southern perimeter of the fire. The fire’s growth to the south is expected to slow when it reaches the old Klone and Duncan burn areas. Crews will also evaluate options for contingency lines in the Rock Creek and Phelps drainages north of Fish Lake. As a precautionary measure, the Wenatchee River Ranger District has closed access to the Chiwawa Valley, west of the Entiat River. The fire is currently 15 miles north of Plain.

Weather: Cloud cover is expected to increase today, with a disturbance passing to the south of the area this afternoon. This disturbance could result in gusty and erratic winds. There is also a slight possibility of dry lightning. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s in the valleys and the 70s on the ridges. Humidity should run in the mid teens in the valleys up to 30% along the ridgeline.

Obviously the continued push South is of concern to us in the Chiwawa, Plain, Lake Wenatchee,  Ponderosa and Chumstick areas. Fire officials will host a community meeting  tonight, August 26th,  at 7PM at the Plain Community Church to discuss the fire status and contingency plans for the area. I’ll provide a summary of what comes out of that meeting on www.lakewenatcheeinfo.com so please check that site instead of expecting an email update on the meeting.