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East Crater Fire

Unit Information

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Vancouver, WA 98682

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Large column of smoke,various shades of grey, rising above the forested landscape in the Indian Heaven Wilderness.  A small pristine mountain lake is visible in foreground with high alpine trees bordering the lake.Image options: [ Full Size ]

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:
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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Location12 miles west of Trout Lake, WA
Incident CommanderMichael Backlund ICT4
Incident DescriptionWildfire In The Indian Heaven Wilderness Area
Coordinates46.001 latitude, -121.79 longitude

Current Situation

Size483 Acres