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Cle Elum Fire Update
Updated on July 28th, 2009
Phone: (509) 852-1100
OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 28th, 2009....14.30...LIGHTNING IGNITES UP TO FIVE FIRES IN
THE TEANAWAY... At least five new lightning strikes have started
fires on the Cle Elum Ranger District. Currently we have one in
the Silvercreek area, two in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and five
in various Teanaway locations. Firefighters, including 8
Smokejumpers, are currently trying to get a handle on each of the
fires before they have a chance to grow. Look to
CleElumTrails.com for updates. Expect trail and road restrictions
this weekend. I will update this page daily with fire information.
CAMPGROUNDS: All developed campgrounds are now open with the
exception of the following locations.
Kachess Campground is closed indefinitely due to hazard tree removal
operations. The best estimate for re-opening is late July. In the interest of
public safety it is necessary to prohibit access to the campground at this
FIRE CLOSURES as of July 28th. Pacific Crest Trail 2000 near
Lemah. All traffic is diverting via Lemah meadows and Pete Lake
CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS begin this THURSDAY. Campfires will
only be allowed in HOSTED campgrounds. No campfires outside
of the Wilderness boundary or above 5,000 feet within the
Wilderness Boundary will be allowed.
For future updates http://www.cleelumtrails.com/