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Little Camas Fire

Unit Information

Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926

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The Little Camas Fire started on July 5. It is in steep and rugged terrain making the attack by ground crews difficult.

  • As of Friday, July 13, 2018, the fire has transitioned to a Washington State DNR Type 3 Team, Charley Burns, Incident Commander.
  • Public safety and the safety of firefighters is paramount. Firefighters will be moving equipment and personnel throughout the area to fight this fire. The public is asked to use extra caution when traveling around Cashmere and HWY 97.

    The Level 1 evacuation for the Camas Meadows Bible Camp and adjacent homes has been lifted.

    Forest Service Roads 7200, 7204 and 7104 as well as Forest Service Trails 1223 (Red Hill) and 1221 (Red Devil) remain closed to facilitate the completion of the firefighting effort.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 05th, 2018 approx. 12:15 PM
Location6 miles southwest of Cashmere, WA
Incident CommanderKnerr
Coordinates47.424 latitude, -120.561 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel193
Size317 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained87%
Fuels Involved

Mix of felled and bucked activity harvest units, mixed sized conifer stands with snags, concentrations, and understory; also open timber stands with brush and grass.

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering


Planned Actions

Mop up and secure existing containment lines. Shadow day with incoming ICT3 organization tomorrow.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire behavior expected. Isolated heavy fuels within the fire perimeter will continue to burn. Rollout across control lines could produce active surface fire spread.


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Breezy conditions continued through early afternoon today with cooler temperatures and higher RH. Hot and dry conditions will set up across the region for the next five days with a possible northerly wind event Friday evening.