The Big Hollow Fire received widespread rainfall over the last several days, this has significantly reduced fire behavior across the Mount Adams Ranger District.
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest implemented closure orders for the southwestern portions of the forest to ensure public safety near the Big Hollow Fire. This closure area includes developed campgrounds, dispersed camping, day use areas, wilderness areas, and all forest roads and trails within the area. If you have plans to be in this area of the forest, please make alternate arrangements.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 04:30 AM|
|Location||15 miles NW of Carson Washington and 7 miles SE of Cougar Washington.|
|Incident Commander||Mitch Ketron - IC Keith Fields- IC(t) Fulton Jeansonne - Deputy IC|
|Coordinates||45.927 latitude, -121.98 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||40%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday October 01st, 2020 approx. 10:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Medium Logging Slash
Fire behavior moderated with rain that occurred. Some heavies continue to burn.
All divisions will monitor fire activity, conduct rehabilitation, and conduct inventory assessments. A transition plan will be drafted for the forest.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Precipitation occurred over the fire and surrounding areas.
24 hours: Humidity will remain high and temperatures will become cooler.
48 hours: Rain is forecasted on Sunday and will clear our in the late afternoon.
72 hours: Sunny with highs in the low 70s throughout the week.
40% of the fire is currently contained.
Forecasted rain has moderated fire behavior. Moderate to heavy rain and winds are expected.