25 Mile Fire now at 22,061 acres, 50% contained

BAER Team now on site
Twenty-five Mile Fire Update
Monday, September 20
Fire Information Line: 509-761-9217 
Daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Size: 22,061 acres 
Total Personnel: 330 (7 crews, 13 engines, 3 helicopters, 17 water tenders, 2 heavy equipment)
Containment: 50% 
Location: 12 miles NW of Chelan
Cause: Under investigation 
 Starting today (Sept. 20), due to the decrease in fire activity, updates will begin to be released every other day.
Reminder about Drones: If you fly, we can’t. All aerial suppression efforts are grounded when drones are detected within the restricted flight area of the fire.
Yesterday (Sept. 19): The cooler, wetter weather this weekend helped decrease fire activity. Much of the firefighters’ efforts will now focus on rehab, repair, monitoring and patrol. Crews finished much of the chipping operations along the southern and northern perimeter. They will chip along the northwestern edge of the fire for the next couple of days. Four excavators were brought in to repair dozer lines. Road crews continued to spread gravel and repair damaged roads.
The BAER Team (Burned Area Emergency Response) is on site to assess damage and develop a recommendation plan to address stabilization and other recovery issues for the fire area. To find out more about the work of BAER team on the Twentyfive Mile Fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7846/.
Wenatchee National Forest has issued an emergency fire closure for some lands in the vicinity of the Twentyfive Mile Fire.

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