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Castle Rock Wa Washington 
Castle Rock Wa Washington 

Incident Contacts

  • Sharon Steriti

Chinook Complex Update November 22, 2022 10:00 am

Chinook Complex
News - 11/23/2022

Chinook Complex Update – November 22, 2022 10:00am

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 increase in size and complexity of the Chinook Fire a Washington DNR Type III Incident Management Team is in place. Due to better mapping the Chinook Fire is being reported to be approximately 120 acres in size, and is currently 65 percent contained.

Fire Behavior: The fire is burning in slash, steep previously harvest slopes as well as in young timber stands and small pockets of mature timber.

Smoke: People in the community may continue to see smoke in the area of the fire for week’s even months to come as suppression work continues throughout the fall.

Weather: Firefighters were able to make good progress yesterday. Cooler temperatures and rain are expected 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

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Size: Chinook Fire is approximately 120 acres and is in patrol status. Containment: 65%

          Brix Fire is 8.5 acres and is in patrol status.


Cause: Human Caused.

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


DNR Website: Information on Wildfires | WA - DNR

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