Cougar Creek Fire Update

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The Cougar Creek Fire was ignited by lightning on Monday, August 10, 2015. Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #5 (WIIMT5) assumed responsibility of the fire on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:00 a.m. The fire is burning on Yakama Nation, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and US Forest Service lands on the south and west flanks of Mt Adams.

The Cougar Creek Fire is located 6 miles northwest of Glenwood, WA.

Crews have been diligently holding control lines in spite of gusty, erratic winds associated with Red Flag Warnings in effect across the region. Safety continues to be Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #5’s top priority.

 

Basic Information

Current as of8/25/2015, 9:03:15 PM
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginMonday August 10th, 2015 approx. 06:00 PM
Location6 miles NW of Glenwood, WA
Incident CommanderDave Leitch
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel552
Size37,900 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained15%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 01st, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels InvolvedTimber (litter and understory), medium logging slash, tall grass. Extensive bug killed timber in north half of fire.
Significant EventsActive, crowning, short-range spotting, flanking

Outlook

Planned ActionsContinue to reinforce completed lines along the west, south, and east flanks. Continue with line construction and prepping for burnout operations and scouting for possible line locations on the remainder of the fire.
Projected Incident ActivityThe fire will continue to move primarily to the north. Fire spread should be minimal to the west, south and east. The north/northeast flank will remain a challenge.
RemarksLevel 1 evacuation notice for scattered residences north of Glenwood has been lifted.

Current Weather

Weather ConcernsContinued dry and unstable conditions with slight chance of thunderstorms late Wednesday afternoon.

UNIT INFORMATION

Washington State: Southeast

INCIDENT CONTACT

Cougar Creek Fire Information

Email: cougarcreekfireinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 509-364-3369

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