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Cougar Creek Fire

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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane Wenatchee Washington 98801
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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The Cougar Fire began as a lightning strike on July 28, 2018 and is approximately 10 miles northwest of Entiat, WA and 5 miles east of Plain, WA.

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team to analyze post-fire condition of burned watersheds and to plan emergency stabilization treatments for the Cougar Fire. The team will conduct field surveys and analyze satellite imagery to develop burned area assessments.

Reports and maps of the burned area assessments will be available on this site. There is other general information about BAER, rehabilitation, flood preparation, photos and links to weather and flood warnings available at

Concerned landowners should contact Cascadia Conservation District for private property concerns and/or Chelan County Public Works about specific road or bridge concerns.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 11:21 PM
Location12 miles NW of Ardenvoir, 7 1/2 miles NE of Plain, 20 miles NW of Entiat
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates47.851 latitude, -120.549 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel104
Size42,712 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained91%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 31st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet), Short Grass (1 foot). Fire is burning in the Tyee fire scar (1994). Fuel types across the fire area include Lodgepole Pine/Mixed Conifer stands of various age classes, stands of beetle kill, and dense fields of lodgepole regeneration in the older fire scars which contain numerous snags and heavy dead/down.

Significant Events


Planned Actions


Acreage by fire: Cougar Creek: 42,712, Lost Fire: 80. Cougar Creek resources will continue to monitor the Lost Fire.