Watch online meeting about post-wildfire impacts of Twenty-Five Mile Fire

Seven federal, state and local agencies recently held an online community meeting to discuss the findings of a federal report that assesses the damage caused by this summer's Twenty-Five Mile Fire.

If you missed it, a recording of the meeting is available on the Cascadia Conservation District website

First reported on Aug. 15, the Twenty-Five Mile Fire burned more than 22,200 acres. The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

In September, the U.S. Forest Service assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team to assess the damage caused by the fire to the landscape, including soils impacted by the fire. BAER assessments measure post-fire conditions and determine the potential for increased flooding, debris flows and rock slides.

The BAER report estimates a moderate to high level of debris-flow hazards for most of the area burned by the local fire. The report, which includes a map showing the debris flow risks and runoff potentials, is also available online.

Those agencies that had representatives speak at the meeting were: U.S. Forest Service, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Cascadia Conservation District, NOAA National Weather Service, Chelan County Public Works and Chelan County Emergency Management.

If you have questions about what you should be doing to better prepare for a potential flooding event resulting from the burn scar, download Flooding After the Fire.

Download the Spanish version of Flooding After the Fire here.

Last Updated: 11/04/2021 04:15 PM

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