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Siouxon and Sunset Fires

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

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  • Siouxon and Sunset Fire Information Office
    M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Rain tempers fire activity on Siouxon and Sunset fires

Siouxon and Sunset Fires
News - 10/22/2022

Siouxon and Sunset Fires Update 
Saturday October 22, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. 

Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team Three 
Bill Waln, Incident Commander 

Siouxon Fire Statistics:
Size: 2396 acres 
Containment: 0%
Total Personnel: 17
Location: 13 miles NW of Stabler, WA
Reported: September 22, 2022
Cause: Abandoned Campfire

Sunset Fire Statistics:
Size:  296 acres
Containment: 0%
Total Personnel: 21
Location: 8 miles E of Moulton, WA 
Reported: October 16, 2022
Cause: Undetermined

Rain tempers fire activity on Siouxon and Sunset fires

Current Situation: On Saturday, Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Three has assumed command of the Siouxon and Sunset fires and will continue the excellent work done by Sierra Front/Nevada Team 5. Yesterday’s fire activity was minimal, which allowed firefighters to patrol the fire’s edge, and continue mop up and suppression repair activities. Today, crews will continue chipping vegetation cleared along FSR 311 near the Siouxon Fire. On the Sunset Fire, road repair will continue with heavy equipment along FSR 42. Firefighters will also begin backhauling hose and other equipment used during the past week’s firefighting efforts on both fires. Due to cloud cover, aircraft were not able to map the fires on Friday night; as a result, no new perimeter maps are available.

Weather & Smoke Information: Cooler temperatures are expected on Saturday as a low pressure front moves through the area, with temperatures ranging from the upper 30’s to mid-40’s. Both fires received ½” of precipitation on Friday. An additional ⅓” of rain is anticipated on Saturday, with more rain predicted through Tuesday. As a result, smoke in the area has greatly diminished. For current local smoke conditions, visit: or 

Forest Closures: The public is encouraged to give firefighters space to operate safely by avoiding the areas around both the Siouxon and Sunset fires. A Forest Closure Order is in place for the area near the Siouxon Fire. Key closures include Forest Roads 57 and 58, upper 64, Trail #130 (Siouxon Trail), and Trail #129 (Huffman Peak Trail). The closure order is available online at; a map of the closure is also available at A closure is also in effect in the area near the Sunset fire, including the Sunset campground and the East Fork trailhead; please contact the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument & District for more information: (360) 449-7800.

Evacuations: Level 1 “Be Ready” evacuations remain in place for certain locations north and east of the Siouxon Fire in an area that includes both Skamania and Clark County lands. For more information on current evacuation orders, please visit: 

Temporary Flight Restrictions: A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the Siouxon and Sunset fires. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Whenever a drone is spotted near the fire, all aircraft are grounded until we can ensure the drone is clear of the area. For more information, please visit

Siouxon and Sunset Fires Information:
Information Office: (360) 370-4168