Wildlife Area Units, Water Access Closures In Methow Due To Cub C …

A pair of wildlife area units near Winthrop and a boat access site on a nearby lake have been closed for public safety and to give crews space to fight the Cub Creek 2 Fire, which popped up yesterday afternoon.

A SKYCRANE FIREFIGHTING HELICOPTER DIPS INTO PEARRYGIN LAKE FOR WATER TO DUMP ON THE NEARBY CUB CREEK 2 FIRE. (INCIWEB)

WDFW says that its Pearrygin Lake water access site, and the Rendezvous and Methow units of the Methow Wildlife Area are impacted.

The closure impacts not only the units themselves but four campgrounds and two trails – Bear Creek, Ramsey, Sullivan Pond and Cougar Lake Campgrounds on the Methow and the Lewis Butte and Riser Lake Trails on the Rendezvous.

The Cub Creek 2 Fire began early Friday afternoon and has initially moved north and east. Inciweb estimated it at 1,538 acres earlier today.

The announcement this afternoon follows on closures to five Southeast Washington wildlife area units and an entire state-line-straddling national forest, the Umatilla, plus ODFW’s Wenaha Wildlife Area in response to fires in the Blue Mountains and high fire danger.