20 Aug 2010, 10:13am
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Eight Mile Lake Let It Burn Fire

Location: 13 mi SW of Leavenworth, Chelan Co. WA
Specific Location: Alpine Lakes Wilderness area, Okanogan-Wenatchee NF. 47.519 latitude, -120.856 longitude

Date of Origin: 08/18/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/22/2010 3:00 pm
Personnel: 1
Size: 119 acres
Percent Contained: 0%


Situation as of 08/19/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 0
Size: 60 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Eight Mile Lake Fire is burning about midway up a very steep slope directly above Eight Mile Lake. This wilderness fire is largely naturally contained on three sides by very steep, rocky cliffs; Eight Mile Lake lines the bottom of the slope. Old burn areas flank the area to the east and west of the drainage.

The following Trail closures are in effect: Eight Mile Lake Trail #1552, Eight Mile-Trout Lake Trail #1554, closed from Eight Mile Lake to Windy Pass. Hiker reservations for 8 Mile Lake canceled indefinitely. Eight Mile road and campground are open, and access to the Enchantments remains open. The fire does not impact services or accommodations elsewhere in the Icicle Valley or Leavenworth.



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