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Castle Rock Wa Washington 
Castle Rock Wa Washington 

Incident Contacts

  • Sharon Steriti
    Email:
    sharon.steriti@dnr.wa.gov
    Phone:
    360-852-3390

Chinook Complex Update November 21, 2022 8:00 am

Chinook Complex
News - 11/23/2022

Chinook Complex Update – November 21, 2022 8:00am

Overview: The Chinook and Brix Fires make up the Chinook Complex which is located near Chinook WA in Pacific County. The fires are burning in logging slash on private land under the Washington DNR fire response area. The Chinook Fire started on Tuesday November 15, 2022 at approximately 11:00 am and the Brix Fire started late Thursday evening on November 17, 2022. Due to the increased size and complexity of the Chinook Fire a Washington DNR Type III Incident Management Team has been put in place. The Chinook Fire is approximately 139 acres in size and is currently 43 percent contained. We were better able to map the area to give a more accurate account of the acres burned. The Brix Fire is 8.5 acres and is currently in patrol status. These fires are uncontained and acres may increase. 

Fire Behavior: Strong east winds and dry conditions saw the fire grow from 35 acres on Friday night November 18, to over 100 acres on Saturday November 19. Ground and aviation resources are engaging the fire. The fire is burning in slash, steep previously harvest slopes as well as in young timber stands and small pockets of mature timber. Fire behavior: wind driven runs, isolated single tree torching and short range spotting. The potential for fire growth remains and containment lines are being put in place. 

Weather: Firefighters were able to make good progress yesterday. Rain is expected to start Monday evening and extend through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

Closures: No closures are in place. 

Evacuations:   No evacuations are in currently in place.  
Level 1 – Get Ready
Level 2 – Get Set 
Level 3 - GO

Sign up for Pacific County alerts: Click on the link to sign-up, hyper-reach.com/wapacificsignup.html. The hyper-reach system notifies you by email, phone, and/or text in the event of an emergency. 
Size: Chinook Fire is approximately 139 acres with potential for growth. Containment: 43% 
          Brix Fire is 8.5 acres and is in patrol status.
 
Cause: Human Caused. 

Public Information Officers: Sharon Steriti 360-852-3390, 

InciWeb: https://inciweb.wildfire.gov/incident-information/wapcs-chinook-complex
DNR Website: Information on Wildfires | WA - DNR 
Fire Smoke and Air Map: Fire and Smoke Map (airnow.gov)