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Goat Rocks Fire

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1501 E. Evergreen Blvd. 
1501 E. Evergreen Blvd. 

Incident Contacts

  • Information Officer
    M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Goat Rocks Fire Daily Update, October 21, 2022

Goat Rocks Fire
News - 10/21/2022

Special Note: A new incident management team arrived and will begin transitioning with the current team. On Saturday the 22nd, Rocky Mountain CIMT will shadow the outgoing organization to ensure a smooth and thorough transition. On Sunday, October 23rd at 7 a.m., an orderly transition of command will take place from the current organization to Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team (CIMT) 3. In addition to the Goat Rocks Fire, Rocky Mountain CIMT 3 will also be managing the Sunset and Siouxon fires located on the southern portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Yesterday: Containment increased to 8% after extending work along Forest Road 4612 between the Coal Creek and Purcell Creek drainages. There is no update in acreage today because the infrared plane was unable to fly last night. The Goat Rocks Fire area and the residents of the city of Packwood saw much needed relief from the smoke inversion for the first time in weeks. Fire activity was mainly occurring within the existing fire perimeter, burning out patches of unburned fuel. Crews were able to engage the fire along the containment lines as needed.

Heavy equipment continued to move woody debris and slash piles along Forest Roads 1266 and 41.

Today: Due to the incoming weather system including high winds, firefighter safety will be the main concern. This weather system presents additional hazards to firefighting resources such as falling trees, cold exposure, slippery roads and rockfall.

Fire personnel will continue patrolling the fire perimeter and cooling hotspots when it is safe to do so. Engines will remain staged within the local communities to ensure ongoing protection.

Weather: Today a low-pressure weather system will move into the area and begin to produce much needed precipitation. Gusty winds may occur ahead of the stormfront and increase the risk for hazardous tree falls. This weather is expected to bring enough precipitation to significantly impact fire activity on the Goat Rocks Fire. Over the coming days, multiple low-pressure systems will continually impact the area bringing much needed relief to both smoke impacts and fire growth.


All areas north of Butter Creek are at Level 2 (Be Set) evacuation. This includes Upper and Lower Timberline, Goat Rocks, Riverdance, and parts of High Valley. This is precautionary due to Goat Rocks Fire behavior. Packwood proper is not under evacuation status at this time. See accompanying Public Information map.
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Forest Closures: A road and trail closure within the Gifford National Forest is in place. Closure order:

Closure map: