Published Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1500 hours PT

A wildfire named the NAKIA CREEK FIRE continues to burn nine miles northeast of Camas (Clark County) near Larch Mountain in Washington State in the Pacific Cascade Region (WA DNR lands), which started on private land on October 9, 2022.

CRESA 911 states it is burning in the Larch Block of the Yacolt Burn State Forest.

Credit: WA DNR – Courtesy: Inciweb

The human-caused fire has burned 156 acres of timber and is now 10% contained.

Fire behavior remains moderate with creeping, smoldering, and backing.

Evacuation notices were previously issued.

There is about 135 total personnel assigned along with two crews and eight engines under the management of Incident Commander Jeff Bortner.

According to CRESA 911:

Crews continue to work to secure a good fire line around the fire. Today will bring additional challenges as the area is under a Red Flag Warning. This means due to strengthening east winds with very warm temperatures, dry conditions, and low humidity that it only takes the smallest of spark for a fire to start and spread.

Additionally, we know there have been a lot of questions about smoke. The vast majority is not from Nakia Creek Fire or even the other fires in SW Washington. The NW flow is pushing smoke down from numerous other fires in NW and north central Washington as well as British Columbia.

Resources include CRESA, WA DNR.

CTD: $1 Million.

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