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Big Hollow Fire

Unit Information

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98682

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Incident Contact

Big Hollow Fire Information
Phone: 971-333-8602
Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM

Highlighted Activity

We just received notice that Wind River Highway/Forest Road 30 is now open between Carson National Fish Hatchery and Curly Creek Road. All vehicles should use caution while driving along this portion.
Announcement - 09/25/2020
Smoldering forest lanscape with occasionl embers, flames and standing smoldering or aflame trees.Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 04:30 AM
Location15 miles NW of Carson Washington and 7 miles SE of Cougar Washington.
Incident CommanderMitch Ketron - IC Keith Fields- IC(t) Fulton Jeansonne - Deputy IC
Coordinates45.927 latitude, -121.98 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel135
Size24,995 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 01st, 2020 approx. 10:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Closed Timber Litter

Medium Logging Slash

Significant Events



Fire behavior moderated with rain that occurred. Some heavies continue to burn.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Forecasted rain has moderated fire behavior. Moderate to heavy rain and winds are expected.