Washington Fire

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Washington Fire

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Approximate Location

38.592 latitude, -119.752 longitude

Incident Overview

Tree near Source of Ignition, Washington Fire 2015

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 19th, 2015 approx. 07:00 PM
LocationOn CA Highways 4 and 89, 3 miles south of Markleeville, CA
Incident CommanderMike Wilde, Carson Ranger District Fire Management Officer

Current Situation

Size17,790 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday July 09th, 2015 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

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.

Unit Information

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way Sparks NV 89431 Nevada
Sparks, NV 89431

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