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Goat Rocks Fire

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Unit Information

1501 E. Evergreen Blvd. 
Vancouver, 
98682 
1501 E. Evergreen Blvd. 
Vancouver, 
98682 

Incident Contacts

  • Information Officer
    Email:
    2022.goatrocks@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    360-370-4168
    Hours:
    M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lewis County Emergency Management Lifts Evacuation for Packwood Area

Goat Rocks Fire
Announcement - 10/24/2022

[Reposted from the Lewis County Emergency Management website]

NEWS RELEASE 
Date: 10/24/2022 
Released: 11:30 AM 

On Monday, October 24, 2022, at 11:30 AM all evacuation notices for the Packwood area to include all areas north of Butter Creek (Goat Rocks, as well as Lower and Upper Timberline, River Dance, and parts of High Valley) will be lifted.

Marine moisture began to move into the area on Friday, which brought cooler temperatures and recordable precipitation. This precipitation allowed for fire behavior and conditions to become much more favorable and easier to manage. The decision to lift evacuations was considered late last week, but emergency managers, in consultation with fire management, wanted to ensure that the rain event that was forecast for the weekend arrived and will reduce fire behavior in the coming days and weeks.

Fire personnel are removing fire suppression equipment (i.e. hose lines, blivets, and water tanks) in many areas. Though this equipment is being removed, fire personnel will continue monitoring the area for any potential threats that may arise. As you have seen, defensible space has been created around Timberline and other locations throughout Packwood. It is important to keep this as defensible space to better protect your structure from fire.

Here are a few steps to protect your home from wildfire:

  • Thin a 15-foot space between tree crowns, and remove limbs within 15-feet of the ground.
  • Clear a 10-foot area, free of burnable vegetation and material, around propane tanks and the barbecue.
  • Stack firewood at least 100-feet away and uphill from your home. Clear combustible material within 20-feet.
For more information on the Goat Rocks Fire visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8415/

For more information on defensible space visit: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Preparing-homes-for-wildfire

To receive alerts from Lewis County in case of an emergency, sign up at: https://lewiscountywa.gov/departments/emergency-management/lewis-county-alert/