Size: 13,767

Containment: 6 percent

Personnel: 486

Cause: Lightning

Daily update

INCHELIUM – More favorable weather conditions allowed crews to make good progress yesterday, with most fire spread observed to the north and northeast. To the north, it is burning in the area between Sitdown Creek and Johns Creek. Crews were able to work some dozer directly along the fires active edge, while they continue good progress with contingency lines. A new road closure is in effect for Sitdown Creek Road at County Highway 99 due to fire activity.

On the eastern edge, crews started construction on dozer line behind structures north of Bridge Creek Road. They also began opening roads and clearing around structures, and residents will see that work ongoing today. Aircraft are critical in holding lines to the east near Beaver Dam Creek, and boaters are asked to please not linger in the channel between North and South Twin Lakes to prevent interruption of aircraft use

A Virtual Public Meeting will be held TODAY, Tuesday, July 27 at 2 p.m. The meeting will be hosted on https://www.facebook.com/CCTBroadcasts. A recording will be posted after the meeting.

Level 1 (Advisory) evacuations remain in place for the area from Lafleur south on Hall Creek Road to Hall Creek Flat (including Lynx Creek Road), and Seyler Valley Road south to Bridge Creek Road, and residents along Bridge Creek Road (including Mollenberg Lane) to the edge of Twin Lakes. The Twin Lakes area remains under a Level 1 (Advisory) evacuation as well. A map of the evacuation area is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7677/.

Motorists can expect one-way, controlled traffic along Bridge Creek Road between approximately 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. between Carson Beach and Beaver Dam Creek. Some recreation and parking areas may be closed to public access. Expect delays and please use caution driving as firefighters will be working along the road.

The boating exclusion for North Twin Lake will remain in place. Currently, boating is permitted within 100 feet of the shoreline on North Twin Lake. The channel and South Twin Lake remain open, but may be closed at any time if boaters are hampering aircraft operations.

The Reservation is currently shut down to industrial activities and the general public. The Tribes have imposed an Industrial Fire Precaution Level IV general shutdown, which closes all forest roads to the public. State and county improved roads (with a paved or gravel surface) remain open.

The Summit Trail fire is burning on the Colville Indian Reservation. For more information about the Colville Indian Tribes, visit https://www.colvilletribes.com/

California Incident Management Team 10 will assume command of the Chuweah Creek Fire at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

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