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Timber Crater 6

Unit Information

Crater Lake National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 7 Crater Lake OR 97604 Oregon
Crater Lake, OR 97604

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Crews use mobile chipper to process slash along forest roads. Suppression repair work underway on Timber Crater 6 Fire, July 27, 2018. Photo by Michael Davis, PIO.Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 15th, 2018 approx. 03:09 PM
Location20 miles SW of Chemult, OR
Incident CommanderType 3 Team
Incident DescriptionLarge Fire And Several Small Fires In The Ne Corner Of Crater Lake National Park
Coordinates43.073 latitude, -122.039 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel95
Size3,126 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Estimated Containment DateSunday September 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory). Mostly Lodgepole Pine with a large amount of dead and down.

Significant Events

Low Haines, good night time recovery and low winds during day kept fire behavior to smoldering and creeping.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A trend toward very warm to hot, dry weather is expected Monday through Thursday.