Firefighters have responded to a wildfire near Chikamin Ridge in remote terrain about 10 miles North of Plain/Lake Wenatchee. No word on structural threat. This is the “Chikamin Fire”?. It is currently not threatening. Winds are pushing West to East. Current information shows a rappel crew being sent to contain. We will continue to update as there are changes.
Update. 1300 hrs At approx 11 am the fire was estimated at 30 acres. At 1230 the fire continues to progress uphill and is showing a column. Visible activity will increase as the day warms. Two helicopters will be operating out of the fish lake air strip. Please avoid that area.
This photo of the Chikamin plume was taken from SR207 at 4PM Friday……………
UPDATE: 1:OO pm Saturday 8-1-2020:
From information collected during an infrared flight Friday night over the Chikamin Fire, the size of the fire is now estimated at 129 acres. This lightning-caused fire is burning in timber in very steep and inaccessible terrain. Approximately 75 personnel are assigned to the fire. Crews will be utilizing natural features, existing roads and trails, and the footprints of past fire areas as they construct fireline to contain the spread of the fire.
Friday, fire activity was mostly active in ground fuels with some isolated single tree torching and short range spotting. Somewhat cooler temperatures forecast for today should help firefighting efforts.
Those that would like to follow daily reports on this fire can do so via https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6901/