Saturday, October 29, 2022

1000PT: The lightning-caused wildfire ignited in the evening (2145PT) on October 8, 2022, in Packwood, Washington. The fire began burning in steep terrain and dense forests in and around the Goat Rocks Wilderness.

Today, the fire has consumed 6,196 acres of timber (grass and understory), closed timber litter brush, and mixed confider timber stands. At this time, the fire containment status has reached 10% successfully by firefighters.

Minimal fire activity has been observed and stated by Fire Officials expect no further fire growth to occur, as it is smoldering and creeping.

The former Incident Commander is Bill Waln with the Rock Mountain Area IMT Team 3, which transitioned back over to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (RM Black Team) at 0900 this morning. There are still 125 total personnel assigned to this incident along with two crews, six engines, and two helicopters.

The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) was lifted at the end of the operational period on October 27, 2022.

CTD: $18.9 Million.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

1550PT: 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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