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
|Current as of|
|Cause||Human Caused - Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 04th, 2018 approx. 11:00 AM|
|Location||On the Olympic Peninsula, 23 miles north of Shelton, WA. Five miles west of Hwy 101.|
|Incident Commander||Jim Shank|
|Coordinates||47.578 latitude, -123.13 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||52%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday October 31st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Heavy timber (litter and understory)
Observed fire behavior includes; moderate, flanking, backing, and creeping
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.
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.