Northwest Region-Department of Natural Resources
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The Bolt Creek Fire was detected on September 10, 2022 and is burning north of Skykomish, WA. It is being managed by Western Washington Incident Management Team 3.
As of October 1st, the Bolt Creek fire is 12,070 acres and 28 percent contained.
As of Saturday, October 1st, all evacuations for the Bolt Creek Fire have been lifted.
US 2 is now open through the length of the fire area. Please follow posted reduced speed limits as there are still crews working on and near the road.
Beckler Road remains closed to the public as crews continue to work in the area.
The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has implemented an Emergency Closure on National Forest lands. Roads, trails, and campgrounds are closed. To read the closure in its entirety, please see: MBSNF Bolt Creek Fire Closure. A burn ban remains in effect until significant rain is received. Please refrain from burning.
|Current as of|
|Cause||Human Caused; Still Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 10th, 2022 approx. 05:15 AM|
|Location||1.5 miles north of Skykomish, Washington|
|Incident Commander||Kent Stanford|
|Coordinates||47.728 latitude, -121.346 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||28%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Operations will continue along US Highway 2 corridor from Halford to Skykomish to limit fire impacts to communities, private property, critical power and transportation infrastructure, and ensure the fire remains north of US Highway 2, but fire will continue to grow. Operations will continue to monitor the fire perimeter, particularly in the vicinity of affected communities and implement containment along the western edge of the fire in the vicinity the Index-Galena Road and on the eastern edge of the fire along the Beckler Creek Road north of Skykomish.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Saturday—Continued back/flanking with smoldering and creeping. Likely to see limited growth of the fire perimeter, with continued creeping/smoldering and occasional single tree torching if wind/slope/fuels align.
Sunday—Continued creeping and smoldering and occasional single tree torching if wind, slope and fuels align.
Monday—Little chance of rain in mid-forecast. Higher humidity and lower temps. Likely to see limited growth of fire perimeter with continued creeping and smoldering and occasional single tree torching if wind, slope and fuels align.
After 72 hours:
Tuesday onward—A season ending event is not likely until later in the month of October.
No rain is predicted for the week. Conditions will return to a high pressure pattern with warmer and drier conditions than we saw over the fire area from Wednesday-Thursday.