Published Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1550 PT

The town of Packwood is still reeling from the GOAT ROCKS FIRE, which broke out on August 9, 2022, from lightning that struck the area and ignited this wildfire about seven-to-eight miles east of the area in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Credit: Rock Ahshapanek/USFS (9/10 photo)

According to WA DNR Wildfire Meterologist’s post earlier today:

“A very smoky scene across western Washington as the sun rises this morning. Fire behavior is picking up on Goat Rocks, Loch Katrine, and the Siouxon fire, with a new fire appearing east of Astoria in Oregon. Fire spread is likely today on any new and existing fires!” – Matthew Dehr

Today, the fire has consumed 5,199 acres and fire personnel has reached a two-percent containment status.

Fire behavior has been reduced to minimal activity with backing, flanking, and creeping.

There is still 171 total personnel along with two crews, 10 engines, and five copters assigned, according to our sources.

CTD: $15 Million.

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