Terrain Satellite
Big Hollow
FIRE
24,995
acres
13.9 mi
NNW of Carson, WA
70%
contained
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
8 mins, 50 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7171
Fire Start:
Monday, September 7, 2020 9:30 PM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Big Hollow Fire

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.

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:
Craig Pyeatt - IC
Coordinates:
45.927, -121.98

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
3
Size (Acres):
24,995
Containment:
70%
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 Outlook

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:
70% of the fire is currently contained.

Weather Synopsis

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

Incident Contact

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