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Kalama Fire

Unit Information

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98682

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Kalama Fire Information
Phone: 541-645-3282

Fire burns over smoky pines on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.Image options: [ Full Size ]

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. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday August 31st, 2022 approx. 08:00 PM
LocationSoutheast of the Kalama Horse Camp on the south side of Mount St. Helens.
Incident CommanderScott Jones USFS ICT3
Incident DescriptionFull suppression
Coordinates46.137 latitude, -122.318 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel164
Size435 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained5%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Snags, fire weakened trees

Significant Events

A community meeting was held Monday September 12, 2022 at 7pm in the Yale Elementary School Gymnasium.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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

12 hours:

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temp’s mid 70’s and RH high 30’s moderate east wind.