The 17,790-acre Washington Fire is located along side California Highways 89 and 4 around the Monitor Pass corridor. Some of the local areas affected include: Centerville Flat, Wolf Creek, Loope Canyon, Silver Hill, and Heenan Lake. The fire burned within approximately three miles south of Markleeville, California. Lightning activity that occurred in early June was the cause of the fire. It did not become visible until June 19, with immediate suppression action taken by the U.S. Forest Service and Alpine County.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 19th, 2015 approx. 07:00 PM|
|Location||On CA Highways 4 and 89, 3 miles south of Markleeville, CA|
|Incident Commander||Mike Wilde, Carson Ranger District Fire Management Officer|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday July 09th, 2015 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber (grass and understory)
As of Aug. 17, 2015, the Washington Fire on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District is now 100 percent controlled. The public will continue to see smoke coming from the burned area until fall and/or winter precipitation occurs. The fire continues to burn in stump holes, large down logs and snags.