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Suiattle River Fire

Unit Information

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
Everett, WA 98201

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Email: 2022.suiattleriver@firenet.gov
Phone: 503-307-7002

The Suiattle Creek Fire was reported on August 30, 2022 at 2:45 pm northeast and upslope of the Suiattle River Road (Forest Road 26). The suspected cause of the fire was lightning. The fire is located approximately 10 miles northeast of Darrington, Washington. The Suiattle River Road has been closed at the National Forest boundary. Several trails and Buck Creek Campground are closed for public and firefighter safety, effective September 1, 2022, until rescinded. A Level 1 "Be Ready" evacuation notice has been issued by Skagit County for the lower Suiattle River Valley north of the Suiattle River Fire. Two larger,lightning-caused fires are active to the east, in Glacier Peak Wilderness, the Boulder Lake and Lake Toketie Fires.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning-natural
Date of OriginTuesday August 30th, 2022 approx. 02:45 PM
LocationForest Road 26, Suiattle River Road
Incident CommanderTyler McCowan
Coordinates48.311 latitude, -121.392 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel31
Size80 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 10:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Moderate activity with backing, flanking and isolated torching.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Place closure barricade on Forest Road 2660. Finish pulling fire equipment from the line.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hour: Backing, and continued roll out and flanking with potential for uphill runs.

24 hour: Backing, and continued roll out and flanking with potential for uphill runs.

48 hour: Backing, and continued roll out and flanking with potential for uphill runs.

72 hour: Backing, continued roll out and flanking with potential for uphill runs.

Remarks

IMT3 also delegated Boulder Lake Fire (617 acres) and Lake Tokatie Fire (457 acres).

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Returning to more seasonal weather.