Revised and Reduced Closure
As colder temperatures, higher humidity, and substantial rains have moved in, the forest has reduced the fire closure surrounding East Crater Fire. This closure order will likely be in place... more
The East Crater Fire, was reported in the Indian Heaven Wilderness on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Sunday, September 3. The 483-acre fire is located approximately 12 miles west Trout Lake, WA.
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest has implemented an emergency closure for public safety. This closure impacts the Indian Heaven Wilderness, and an adjacent area just east of Wilderness boundary. The Pacific Crest Trail is also closed within the Indian Heaven Wilderness.
For details of closures and fire restrictions please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd557741.pdf
The photo that you see to the right is a smoke column photographed from Rock Lake, west of East Crater, the day the fire was reported.
This incident will no longer be updated on Inciweb after 9/19/17. Expect Indian Heaven Wilderness to remain closed through the fall.
|Current as of|
|Location||12 miles west of Trout Lake, WA|
|Incident Commander||Michael Backlund ICT4|
|Incident Description||Wildfire In The Indian Heaven Wilderness Area|