Gifford Pinchot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98682
Kalama Fire Information
Overview: The Kalama Fire, located southeast of Kalama Horse Camp on the south side of Mount St. Helens, is currently 435 acres in size. The fire was initially located on a cliff face and is now burning on extremely steep ground. Fire behavior has been smoldering and creeping with short crown runs. The potential for fire growth remains, but containment lines are being put in place and contain percentage information will be updated when the lines are complete and holding.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 31st, 2022 approx. 08:00 PM|
|Location||Southeast of the Kalama Horse Camp on the south side of Mount St. Helens.|
|Incident Commander||Scott Jones USFS ICT3|
|Incident Description||Full suppression|
|Coordinates||46.137 latitude, -122.318 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||5%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM|
Snags, fire weakened trees
A community meeting was held Monday September 12, 2022 at 7pm in the Yale Elementary School Gymnasium.
The fire is burning on extremely steep ground. Firefighters are preparing control lines in more favorable terrain where they can be successful. Fire behavior has been smoldering and creeping with short crown runs.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Temp’s mid 70’s and RH high 30’s moderate east wind.