Katy Mountain Fire Update (updated as fire conditions warrant)
Katy Mountain Fire (T4S R43E S7 SE/SW):Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4062/# Date Started: 8/5/14Estimated Acreage: 257 acresLocation: Eagle Cap Wilderness, 17 miles east of Union, on... more
Located in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, 17 miles east of Union, on the north side of the Minam River drainage. Fire started in Pole Creek and burned over the top of Katy Mountain. The fire is actively burning and torching in subalpine fir over Katy Mountain. Fire is burning into the south aspect of Last Chance Creek. A Fire Observer will be present this afternoon on the fire to monitor activity and call for air support as needed. The zone plans to bring in a long-term Fire Behavior Analyst will evaluate probabilities of the fire movement, given predicted weather. This will help the Zone anticipate and be prepared for possible fire growth over the next few weeks.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 05th, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||Located in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, 17 miles east of Union, on north side of the Minam River drainage.|
|Incident Description||Located In The Eagle Cap Wilderness, 17 Miles East Of Union, On North Side Of The Minam River Drainage. Fire Started In Pole Creek And Burned Over Top Of Katy Mountain. The Fire Is Actively Burning And Torching In Subalpine Fir Over Katy Mountain. Fire Is Burning Into The South Aspect Of Last Chance Creek.|
Steep and heavy continuous timber.
Fire managers are monitoring activity by air and plan to call for resources, as needed.
Visitors should refrain from entering the fire area and be cautious in the burned area for snags and other fire debris.
Hot and dry