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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
Email: sm.fs.r6_gp_forest@usda.gov
Phone: 360-335-7647
Hours: M-F 0830 -1700

Highlighted Activity

09/25/2020 WIND RIVER HIGHWAY/FOREST ROAD 30 IS NOW OPEN SEPTEMBER 25
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 is now considered to be 70% contained.   Due to the rugged remoteness of the area where much of the fire is burning total containment is not likely to occur until the snow flies or a season ending weather event occurs.  Limited smoldering and creeping may continue, but the fire is not expected to move beyond its current footprint as humidity levels remain high.  An area closure remains in effect.  There are currently no personal use restriction in place.

On Sat., Oct. 10th the Type IV Team assigned to the fire passed incident command back to the Mt. Adams Ranger District.  All resources have  been demobilized and all contractors have removed their equipment from the fire.  A Burn Area Emergency Response Team submitted an emergency rehabilitation and restoration plan on 10/13/2020.  Fall repair needs are almost accomplished and the rest will be tackled in the Spring.  The Duty Officers and Forest Incident Commanders are aware of the remaining needs.

For fire information call 360-335-7647 or email at sm.fs.r6_gp_forest@usda.gov.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
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
Coordinates45.927 latitude, -121.98 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size24,995 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 20th, 2020 approx. 10:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Closed Timber Litter

Medium Logging Slash

Significant Events

Minimal

Fire behavior moderated with rain that occurred.

Outlook

Planned Actions

The Type IV Team assigned to the fire was demobilized on 10/10/2020. Incident Command was passed back to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Duty Officers are aware of the remaining needs. All resources are demobilized. All contractors have removed their equipment from the fire. Fall repair needs are almost accomplished, the rest will be tackled in the Spring. The Duty Officers and Forest IC’s are ready to finish.

The fire number is 360-335-7647 (09/28/2020) email: sm.fs.r6_gp_forest@usda.gov

Projected Incident Activity

Due to ample precipitation the fire is not expected to exceed the current footprint. A Burn Area Emergency Response Team submitted an emergency rehabilitation and restoration plan on 10/13/2020.

Remarks

100% of the fire is currently contained.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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