U.S. FOREST SERVICE FIRE UPDATE
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
For immediate release:
September 5, 2013—3:00 p.m.
Naches Fire Information, 509-653-1408
Naches Ranger District Front Office, 509-653-1401
Select Road Closures Have Been Lifted in Relation to the Conrad Lake Fire
Naches-- Due to decreased fire activity and decreased fire traffic, a portion of the closures related to the Conrad Lake Fire have now been lifted. The remaining roads and trail still under closure are not anticipated to be opened until the area receives a fire season weather ending event of substantial rain or snow.
The Rimrock Peninsula Recreation Area, including the boat launch, is now open. Additionally, Forest Roads 1204 and 1205 are now open providing access to Pinegrass Ridge.
The road block on Road 1000 has now been moved further up the drainage to its intersection with the 1000-750 Road. Forest Road 1000-750 is open.
There is still active fire above Forest Road 1000, further south of its intersection with the Forest Road 1000-750 road block. The portion of Forest Road 1000 from its intersection with the 1000-750 Road to its intersection with the 1070 Road is still closed and not anticipated to be opened until a fire season weather ending event occurs.
Trail #1130, Bear Creek Mountain Trail, will also remain closed at this time. Road 1070 between its intersection with the 1000 Road and its intersection with the 1070-595 Road is still closed.
Although some areas of the national forest have received some rain, camp fires are still prohibited on the Naches Ranger District. Woody material and vegetation remain very dry. Please observe all county and local burn bans.
For updated information on the Conrad Lake Fire go to www.inciweb.org/incident/3629/
or visit the Okanogan-Wenatchee N.F. website at www.fs.usda.gov/okawen