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Jolly Mountain Fire

Unit Information

Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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A lightning strike started the Jolly Mountain Fire on August 11, 2017. The fire continues to burn in the Cle Elum Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and on or near land managed by the Washington Department of National Resources and The Nature Conservancy. The fire is being managed for full suppression although fire managers anticipate that it will continue to burn until a season-ending precipitation event occurs in the region.

As of September 20th, new updates will occur only as needed due to significantly decreased fire activity.



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday August 11th, 2017 approx. 06:45 PM
Location6 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA
Incident CommanderJohnson, Charlton, Wesemen
Incident Description
Coordinates47.377 latitude, -121.019 longitude

Current Situation

Size36,808 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal-Creeping

Outlook

Planned Actions

Backhaul completed. Rehab ongoing. Patrol and mop-up as needed. Transition from local type 3 to local type 4 on 9-29-17 @ 0600

Projected Incident Activity

Fire growth will be minimal as the fire has reached containment lines on the east, south, and west flanks. Little to no spread can be expected to the north.