Wolverine Fire update: Friday, Aug 28th

Wolverine: The winds aligned with the Entiat drainage yesterday, contributing to extreme fire behavior. Additional equipment was moved into the Entiat drainage to develop contingency lines. Aircraft dropped retardant on the southern end of the fire to check forward fire spread. Firefighters continue to work on developing an anchor point in the Pope Creek area and are evaluating suppression options for a small spot fire in the Big Hill area to the east. Residents of Entiat River Rd., from the community of Brief northward, continue to be under a Level 1 evacuation notice. Firefighters are continuing work in Tommy Creek and implementing structure protection in the upper portions of the Entiat drainage. As a precautionary measure, the Wenatchee River Ranger District has expanded its closure area to include all national forest lands north of Highway 2, except the higher elevation Pacific Crest Trail. Crews continue to scout for line construction opportunities in the Chiwawa drainage and a spike camp is being set up to facilitate operations in that area.