Wolverine Fire: Repair activity in Stehekin is complete and crews are demobilizing from the remote community at the head of Lake Chelan. In the Entiat drainage, repair work is complete on Shady Pass Road and it is now open. Crews continue to work in the Cottonwood campground cleaning up woody debris. Firefighters were remobilized back into Klone Meadow, where they will be spiked-out for several days while they repair handline built earlier this summer. Repair work and clean-up continues on the Tyee Ridge Road and around Sugar Loaf Lookout. Fire managers expect to have all repair work and cleanup efforts finished within the next few weeks. Smoke will be visible in the interior areas of the fires until they receive significant precipitation.
Chelan Complex: Road repair and dozer line repair continues along Forest Road No. 8210 behind Echo Ridge. Additional road work will be completed in the coming weeks.
First Creek Fire: Repair efforts are complete on both private and Forest Service land and the fire is in patrol status.
Closures: There are still road and area closures in effect on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to suppression repair work. Closures will be lifted as repair and road work is completed. Please drive slowly, there is heavy equipment and fire crews traveling on roadways. Please call the Entiat, Chelan or Methow Valley Ranger District or visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/ for the most up-to-date closure information.
Entiat Ranger District: The closure expansion put in effect on Friday October 2nd due to increased fire activity in the Three Creek drainage has been lifted. Mad Lakes Trail system is open until regular seasonal closures go into effect. Klone Peak Tr. No. 1425, Tr. And Trail No. 1409.1 (NORTH of Mad Lakes Loop) remains closed. Shady Pass Road is open in its entirety. The Entiat River Road is open to the gate one mile past Silver Falls Campground. National Forest lands east of the Entiat River Road are open to Lake Chelan and north to Bearcat Ridge. National Forest lands are open south of Maverick Saddle including Forest Service Road No. 5200 and Trail No. 1409.
Chelan Ranger District: Shady Pass Road, Antoine Road, Slide Ridge Road and Snowberry Campground are open. The Grade Creek road is open to the Summer Blossom trailhead. Cooper Ridge Road is open, but closed from the Summer Blossom trailhead south to the junction with the Black Canyon Road. In the Echo Ridge trail area, Windsinger, Ridge View, and Waterbar Heaven trails remain closed while all other trails are open. An area closure remains in effect in the Railroad Creek drainage, including Hart-Lyman Trail No. 1256, Hart Lake, Domke Lake and National Forest land around Lucerne. Forest Road No. 8301 to Holden also remains closed. Lyman Lake is open from Spider Gap and Cloudy Pass.