Cougar Creek Fire Update




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 of 8/25/2015, 9:03:15 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Date of Origin Monday August 10th, 2015 approx. 06:00 PM
Location 6 miles NW of Glenwood, WA
Incident Commander Dave Leitch
Incident Description Wildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel 552
Size 37,900 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 15%
Estimated Containment Date Thursday October 01st, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved Timber (litter and understory), medium logging slash, tall grass. Extensive bug killed timber in north half of fire.
Significant Events Active, crowning, short-range spotting, flanking


Planned Actions Continue 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 Activity The 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.
Remarks Level 1 evacuation notice for scattered residences north of Glenwood has been lifted.

Current Weather

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


Washington State: Southeast


Cougar Creek Fire Information

Phone: 509-364-3369


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