10/29/2022, Saturday

1030: The KALAMA FIRE is located about six miles north of Cougar, WA in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (USFS) which continued to burn over a course of a month. Today, the fire has minimal fire behavior and is smoldering. The containment status has increased to 100%, which is a clear indication to suppress the fire is one of its main objectives. We know that even if there is a full containment status, it does not necessarily mean it is completely out and we will continue to monitor this incident to provide future updates.

About 500 acres were consumed.

About nine personnel are still assigned to this incident along with one engine.

CTD: $10.2 Million.

9/25/2022, Saturday

1200: The KALAMA FIRE continues to burn southeast of Kalama Horse Camp on the south side of Mount St. Helens.

The fire ignited on August 31, 2022, around 2000 hours PT.

Credit: USFS

This is on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

The IC is Loretta Duke, USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

About 350 acres have been burned but there is a 5% containment status reached.

According to Fire Officials, they state the next planned actions include Firefighters preparing control lines in a more favorable terrain where they can be successful.”

Fire behavior has been smoldering and creeping with short crown runs.

There is still about 132 total personnel assigned with three crews, three engines, and two copters.

The current CTD has reached $3 Million Dollars.

(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog