Timber Crater 6 Fire


Incident #: ORCLP-248
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 8.9 miles SE of Diamond Lake, OR
Acres: 3,126
Agency: Lakeview Interagency Dispatch Center (ORLFC)
Dispatch Notes: Or-clplast checked: 10/17/2018iqcs #:418397 | Contain: 08/14/18 1433 control: 10/29/18 1345

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 42 mins, 53 secs ago — The Timber Crater 6 Fire is actively burning in mixed conifer in the remote northeast corner of Crater Lake National Park. This is one of several fires ignited by lightning in and around the Park on Sunday, July 15. Several other fires ignited that day.With the number of new fires in the Northwest this week, firefighting resources are strained. However, the Timber Crater 6 Fire is being aggressively managed for full suppression, commensurate with values at risk and the overriding objective of public and firefighter safety. There are currently no closures in the Park due to this season's fire activity.


Incident Contact
s Linda Slater
Phone: 541-238-2084
Hours: Google voice- leave a message Jean Goad, PIO, NW9
Phone: 541-291-4158
Hours: 8 am to 8 pmShow additional contacts
Fire Unit Information
Crater Lake National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 7
Crater Lake, OR 97604

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Sunday July 15th, 2018 approx. 03:09 PM
20 miles SW of Chemult, OR
Incident Commander
Type 3 Team
Incident Description
Large Fire And Several Small Fires In The Ne Corner Of Crater Lake National Park

Current Situation

Total Personnel
3,126 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Sunday September 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory). Mostly Lodgepole Pine with a large amount of dead and down.
Significant Events
Low Haines, good night time recovery and low winds during day kept fire behavior to smoldering and creeping.


Planned Actions
Assess remaining heat and threat to containment using local unit Palm IR. Continue mop up. Utilize air resources to support mop up when safe to do so.
Projected Incident Activity
Smoldering and creeping.
All acres reported are for the Timber Crater 6 Fire. Nine small fires, less than one acre by the NW Team. They are Timber Crater 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8, Sharp, Horse Camp, and Desert Creek.

Timber Crater 10 is 193 acres, 90% contained, and staffed by 33 people.