Terrain Satellite
Big Hollow
FIRE
24,995
acres
13.9 mi
NNW of Carson, WA
40%
contained
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
17 mins, 22 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-WAGPF-000864
Fire Start:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:02 AM PDT
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Resources:
SQUAD 41
Dispatch Notes:
5n r7e sec 18

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 12 hours, 45 mins ago

Incident Photo for the Big Hollow Fire

The Big Hollow Fire received widespread rainfall over the last several days, this has significantly reduced fire behavior across the Mount Adams Ranger District. 

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest implemented closure orders for the southwestern portions of the forest to ensure public safety near the Big Hollow Fire. This closure area includes developed campgrounds, dispersed camping, day use areas, wilderness areas, and all forest roads and trails within the area. If you have plans to be in this area of the forest, please make alternate arrangements.

 

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Basic Information

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:
Mitch Ketron - IC
Keith Fields- IC(t)
Fulton Jeansonne - Deputy IC
Coordinates:
45.927, -121.98

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
116
Size (Acres):
24,995
Containment:
40%
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. Some heavies continue to burn.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Demobilization of resources is occurring. A transition plan will be passed to the forest and new Incident Commander 0600 09/28/2020. Assigned resources will be ample to meet take back standards. New fire number is 360-335-7647 (09/28/2020) email: sm.fs.r6_gp_forest@usda.gov
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Precipitation occurred over the fire and surrounding areas.
24 hours: High pressure ridge will begin to build.
48 hours: clear and windier through Wednesday.
72 hours: Sunny with highs in the low 70s throughout the week.
Remarks:
40% of the fire is currently contained.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Rain showers has moderated fire behavior. Wet and muddy roads could create logistical and travel issues.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Big Hollow Fire Information
Email: bighollowfireinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 971-333-8602
Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM
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/