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Maple Fire

Unit Information

Olympic National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Olympia, WA 98512

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Incident Contact

Maple Fire Information
Phone: 360-427-9670 ext. 820

Highlighted Activity

08/17/2018 Maple Fire Daily Update 08-17-18
Acres: 1464 Containment: 52% Total Personnel: 185 Cause: Human-caused and under investigationHamma Hamma, WA – Heading into the weekend, the Maple Fire continues to slowly creep westward along...
News - 08/17/2018
Flames and smoke are seen in a forest environment featuring mixed conifers and maple trees. There is also brush and the scene is green and lush, but burning. The crystal clear waters of the Hamma Hamma River are in the foreground of this scene.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Maple Fire is burning on the Olympic National Forest and State Trust Lands approximately 5 miles west of Hwy 101 and the Hood Canal, 23 miles north of Shelton, WA.

Team 10 will transition fire management responsibilities to Western Washington Incident Management Type 3 Team under the leadership of Jim Shank at 6:00 am Friday, August 17. The incoming Type 3 team will continue the long-term strategy of keeping the fire boxed in between Forest Road 25 to the north and Forest Road 2401 to the south.

The focus of suppression efforts is on the east side of the fire to minimize damage to State Trust timber lands. Receipts from the management of these lands are used to support local schools and other public services. Suppression goals also include keeping the fire south of Forest Road 25 and north of Jefferson Creek to protect popular recreation sites.

Smoky conditions may continue to affect communities in the region. For information about how to deal with smoky conditions, go to: Washington Smoke Blog For information on air quality, go to: Regional Clean Air Agencies

For more information see the Maple Fire Facebook page: Maple Fire 2018

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused - Under Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday August 04th, 2018 approx. 11:00 AM
LocationOn the Olympic Peninsula, 23 miles north of Shelton, WA. Five miles west of Hwy 101.
Incident CommanderJim Shank
Coordinates47.578 latitude, -123.13 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel185
Size1,464 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained52%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 31st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Heavy timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Observed fire behavior includes; moderate, flanking, backing, and creeping


Planned Actions

Divisions Sierra and Echo, and Divisions A and X have been combined. Fire crews will continue road brushing and chipping along Forest Roads 25, 2502 and 2441.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Primary fire growth will be west along Jefferson Ridge where rolling burning material has the potential to ignite fuels allowing for uphill runs.

24 hours: Fire behavior should moderate with cooler temperatures.


Acreage breakdown by ownership:

USFS - 1152; DNR - 312.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Friday will see temperatures return to the 70s with moderating temperature and humidity through Saturday. Haines will be 3-4 with good overnight humidity recovery. A warming trend is forecasted to begin Sunday.