Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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 centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 11:21 PM|
|Location||12 miles NW of Ardenvoir, 7 1/2 miles NE of Plain, 20 miles NW of Entiat|
|Coordinates||47.851 latitude, -120.549 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||91%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday October 31st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
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.
Acreage by fire: Cougar Creek: 42,712, Lost Fire: 80. Cougar Creek resources will continue to monitor the Lost Fire.