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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: 360-335-7647
Hours: M-F 0830 -1700

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 CommanderCraig Pyeatt - IC Andrew Bissell- IC(t)
Coordinates45.927 latitude, -121.98 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel16
Size24,995 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 20th, 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

Type III Southern Grey Team was demobilized on 09/27/2020. Incident Command was passed back to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. A Type IV Team is now managing the incident. The team is currently monitoring and patrolling where feasible. Assigned resources will be ample to meet take back standards. New fire number is 360-335-7647 (09/28/2020) email:

Projected Incident Activity

A warming trend is expected to continue, and the fire is not expected to exceed the current footprint. A Burn Area Emergency Response Team is currently working in the area and preparing an emergency rehabilitation and restoration plan.


40% of the fire is currently contained.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain showers has moderated fire behavior. Wet and muddy roads could create logistical and travel issues.