Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:33:13 AM PST

Wildfire Incident Report


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
Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:07 AM PST
(26 mins, 11 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:02 AM PDT
(6 months ago)
State
Washington
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
30 miles NE of Camas, WA
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Notes
5n r7e sec 18
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
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 Type
Wildfire
Cause
Unknown
Date of Origin
Tuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 04:30 AM
Location
15 miles NW of Carson Washington and 7 miles SE of Cougar Washington.
Incident Commander
Craig Pyeatt - IC
Coordinates
45.927, -121.98
Total Personnel
3
Size (Acres)
24,995
Containment
100%
Estimated Containment Date
Tuesday October 20th, 2020 approx. 10:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Medium Logging Slash
Significant Events
Minimal

Fire behavior moderated with rain that occurred.
Planned Actions
The 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 Activity
Due 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.
Remarks
100% of the fire is currently contained.
Weather Concerns
Rain showers have moderated fire behavior. Wet and muddy roads could create logistical and travel issues.
Incident Contact
Big Hollow Fire Information
Email: sm.fs.r6_gp_forest@usda.gov
Phone: 360-335-7647
Hours: M-F 0830 -1700
Fire Unit Information
Gifford 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/
Incident Map

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