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Loch Katrine Fire

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Phone: (425)386-1354
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm

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Loch Katrine Fire Daily Update, October 25, 2022, 11:00 AM   Fire activity on the Loch Katrine Fire is limited to smoldering in areas of deep duff and heavy fuels. Fire moderation will continue as rain showers, cooler temperatures, and high-elevation snowfall continue through the week. The last IR flight was on October 19, so acres have not changed, remaining at 1,918 acres. The main activities… Read more
News - 2022-10-25

Fire activity on the Loch Katrine, Suiattle River, and Boulder Lake fires has been limited by the recent rain showers, cooler temperatures, and high-elevation snowfall. 

As of 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25, the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest assumed management of the Loch Katrine Fire. As of 6:00 am Sunday, October 23, 2022, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest assumed management of the Suiattle River Fire and the Boulder Lake Fire, because no further significant activity is anticipated on these fires based on current and expected weather forecasts. 

If you have questions or need addition information, please contact the Darrington Ranger Station during normal business hours at 360-436-1155. 

Basic Information
Current as of Tue, 10/25/2022 - 16:10
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Unknown
Date of Origin
Location Everette, WA
Incident Commander Tyson Albrecht
Coordinates 47° 38' 40'' Latitude
-121° 39'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 139
Size 1,918 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 2%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

A continuing active weather pattern will bring successive waves of moisture over the next several days. Current moist conditions, along with forecast rainfall amount and duration will be sufficient to diminish fire spread threat. Only residual pockets of heat remain across the fire area, primarily under dense timber stands and in timber harvest residue.

Planned Actions

Identify suppression damage repair needs. Construct water bars on hand lines and dozer lines to mitigate erosion issues.

Release excess resources, mop up, patrol and prep to turn back fire to the local unit.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours:
Periodic rain showers continue to reduce fire activity resulting in isolated pockets smoldering fuels under areas with a timber canopy. Landing slash piles and timber harvest units contain smoldering areas of heat. Heavy fuels continue to retain heat across the fire area due to their long-term dryness.

24 hours:
Weather forecast indicates another round of significant precipitation and high-elevation snow showers. Fire behavior will be further reduced to isolated smoldering heavy fuels (stump holes, log ends) and landing slash piles. No fire activity is expected due to the change in weather.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

Temperatures were a few degrees cooler behind a cold front remaining in the 40s during the day under overcast skies. Mostly dry conditions were observed in the morning before another prolonged rain event began around 2:30 PM. Moderate winds with gusts around 25 mph from the south-southwest remained along ridgetops.

Another Pacific cold front and trough system will bring lingering isolated showers to the area Wednesday after numerous showers and wetting rains Tuesday night. Temperatures will remain in the 40s along with high humidity and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be light in valley areas with a noticeable ridgetop wind from the west-southwest.

Chances for wetting rains and mountain snow continue each day through early next week along with high temperatures only in the 40s as an active weather pattern persists across the region.