Crater Lake National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 7
Crater Lake, OR 97604
The Timber Crater 6 Fire is actively burning in mixed conifer in the remote northeast corner of Crater Lake National Park. This is one of several fires ignited by lightning in and around the Park on Sunday, July 15. Several other fires ignited that day.
With the number of new fires in the Northwest this week, firefighting resources are strained. However, the Timber Crater 6 Fire is being aggressively managed for full suppression, commensurate with values at risk and the overriding objective of public and firefighter safety. There are currently no closures in the Park due to this season's fire activity.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 15th, 2018 approx. 03:09 PM|
|Location||20 miles SW of Chemult, OR|
|Incident Commander||Type 3 Team|
|Incident Description||Large Fire And Several Small Fires In The Ne Corner Of Crater Lake National Park|
|Coordinates||43.073 latitude, -122.039 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||85%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday September 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory). Mostly Lodgepole Pine with a large amount of dead and down.
Low Haines, good night time recovery and low winds during day kept fire behavior to smoldering and creeping.
Assess remaining heat and threat to containment using local unit Palm IR. Continue mop up. Utilize air resources to support mop up when safe to do so.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Smoldering and creeping.
All acres reported are for the Timber Crater 6 Fire. Nine small fires, less than one acre by the NW Team. They are Timber Crater 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8, Sharp, Horse Camp, and Desert Creek.
Timber Crater 10 is 193 acres, 90% contained, and staffed by 33 people.
A trend toward very warm to hot, dry weather is expected Monday through Thursday.