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Last Updated
19 mins, 48 secs ago
Fire Start
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:46 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-WAMSF-000334
Dispatch Notes
Units on scene
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US Forest Service — Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Suiattle River Fire

The Suiattle Creek Fire was reported on August 30, 2022 at 2:45 pm northeast and upslope of the Suiattle River Road (Forest Road 26). The suspected cause of the fire was lightning. The fire is located approximately 10 miles northeast of Darrington, Washington. The Suiattle River Road has been closed at the National Forest boundary. Several trails and Buck Creek Campground are closed for public and firefighter safety, effective September 1, 2022, until rescinded. A Level 1 "Be Ready" evacuation notice has been issued by Skagit County for the lower Suiattle River Valley north of the Suiattle River Fire. Two larger,lightning-caused fires are active to the east, in Glacier Peak Wilderness, the Boulder Lake and Lake Toketie Fires.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning-natural
Date of Origin
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 2:45 PM PDT
Location
Forest Road 26, Suiattle River Road
Incident Commander
Tyler McCowan
Coordinates
48.311, -121.392

Current Situation

Total Personnel
31
Size (Acres)
80
Estimated Containment
Monday, October 31, 2022 10:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory)
Significant Events
Moderate activity with backing, flanking and isolated torching.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Place closure barricade on Forest Road 2660. Finish pulling fire equipment from the line.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hour: Backing, and continued roll out and flanking with potential for uphill runs.

24 hour: Backing, and continued roll out and flanking with potential for uphill runs.

48 hour: Backing, and continued roll out and flanking with potential for uphill runs.

72 hour: Backing, continued roll out and flanking with potential for uphill runs.
Remarks
IMT3 also delegated Boulder Lake Fire (617 acres) and Lake Tokatie Fire (457 acres).

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Returning to more seasonal weather.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2022.suiattleriver@firenet.gov
Phone: 503-307-7002
Fire Unit Information
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Everett, WA 98201

Dispatch Center Contact

Puget Sound Interagency Communication Center (WA-PSC)

Everett, WA