Wildfire Incident Report


Prepared: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:26:24 PM PDT

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #:2020-WAGPF-000864 FWAC Incident ID:147712
Incident Name:Big Hollow Fire
Last Updated:Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:05 PM PDT
(21 mins, 22 secs ago)
Fire Reported:Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:02 AM PDT
(1 month ago)
State:Washington Incident Type:Wildfire
Location:13.9 miles NNW of Carson, WA
Responsible Agency:US Forest Service Responsible Fire Unit:Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Dispatch Notes:5n r7e sec 18

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

The Big Hollow Fire is now considered to be 70% contained.   Due to the rugged remoteness of the area where much of the fire is burning total containment is not likely to occur until the snow flies or a season ending weather event occurs.  Limited smoldering and creeping may continue, but the fire is not expected to move beyond its current footprint as humidity levels remain high.  An area closure remains in effect.  There are currently no personal use restriction in place.

On Sat., Oct. 10th the Type IV Team assigned to the fire passed incident command back to the Mt. Adams Ranger District.  All resources have  been demobilized and all contractors have removed their equipment from the fire.  A Burn Area Emergency Response Team submitted an emergency rehabilitation and restoration plan on 10/13/2020.  Fall repair needs are almost accomplished and the rest will be tackled in the Spring.  The Duty Officers and Forest Incident Commanders are aware of the remaining needs.

For fire information call 360-335-7647 or email at sm.fs.r6_gp_forest@usda.gov.

Incident TypeWildfireCauseUnknown
Date of OriginTuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 04:30 AMLocation15 miles NW of Carson Washington and 7 miles SE of Cougar Washington.
Incident CommanderCraig Pyeatt - IC
Coordinates45.927, -121.98
Total Personnel3Size (Acres)24,995
Containment70%Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 20th, 2020 approx. 10:00 AM
Fuels InvolvedTimber (Litter and Understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Medium Logging Slash
Significant EventsMinimal

Fire behavior moderated with rain that occurred.
Planned ActionsThe Type IV Team assigned to the fire was demobilized on 10/10/2020. Incident Command was passed back to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Duty Officers are aware of the remaining needs. All resources are demobilized. All contractors have removed their equipment from the fire. Fall repair needs are almost accomplished, the rest will be tackled in the Spring. The Duty Officers and Forest IC’s are ready to finish.
The fire number is 360-335-7647 (09/28/2020) email: sm.fs.r6_gp_forest@usda.gov
Projected Incident ActivityDue to ample precipitation the fire is not expected to exceed the current footprint. A Burn Area Emergency Response Team submitted an emergency rehabilitation and restoration plan on 10/13/2020.
Remarks70% of the fire is currently contained.
Weather ConcernsRain showers have moderated fire behavior. Wet and muddy roads could create logistical and travel issues.
Incident ContactBig Hollow Fire Information
Email: sm.fs.r6_gp_forest@usda.gov
Phone: 360-335-7647
Hours: M-F 0830 -1700
Fire Unit InformationGifford Pinchot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98682
Dispatch Contact Columbia Cascade Communication Center | Vancouver, WA
Phone: 360-891-5140
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/CCCC/


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