Paradise Fire (Olympic Peninsula Fires) Update August 30, 2015
Incident: Paradise Fire Wildfire
The Olympic National Park (NPS) and Olympic National Forest (USFS) are managing the information dissemination for all federally managed fires on the Olympic Peninsula through one channel. A Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) is managing fires under NPS and USFS jurisdiction. A Type 4 organization is managing the Cabin, Mildred Lake, and Nicklund Creek fires under USFS jurisdiction.Weather Forecast
Light to moderate showers will continue over Western Washington today. Weather stations near the Paradise Fire have recorded 4.6 inches of precipitation since Friday.
High winds and heavy rains closed most of the Olympic National Park yesterday. Roads into the park and campgrounds were closed due to many downed trees. A local Incident Management Team is assisting the park by creating an assessment and clean-up management plan.
Paradise Fire - NPS - 2796 acres
Due to safety concerns all fire personnel have been removed from the fire line until the weather event passes. These firefighters are assisting the park with the wind event clean-up efforts and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with initial attack activities.
Hungry Fire - NPS - 4 acres
Aircraft were unable to fly this fire yesterday due to the weather. No new information is available. The fire will continue to be monitored as weather permits and action will be taken as necessary.Cabin Creek Fire - USFS - 10 acres
This fire has been placed in monitor status. This will be the last report on the Cabin Creek Fire unless a significant activity occurs.Mildred Lake Fire - USFS - 1/10 acre
This fire was placed in monitor status. This will be the last report on the Mildred Lakes Fire unless a significant activity occurs.
Nicklund Creek - USFS - ¼ acre
The fire started August 29th on a steep bank along Forest Service Road 2351 and was worked by two engines and two Smoke Jumpers. The fire is believed to be human caused and is under investigation.
Additional Park and Forest Information
Fires are not permitted in backcountry areas of Olympic National Park or Olympic National Forest. Campfires are only allowed in established front-country campgrounds in metal campfire rings.
Campfires continue to be allowed in developed campgrounds because… designated rings are cleared of debris, down to mineral soil, within and around the ring edge. Developed recreation sites include or are close to a water source and road access, should an incident occur.
Fire restrictions for Olympic National Forest can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/olympic/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprd3846455
For a perspective on the fires across the Northwest visit http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx.
National Fire Information
For a nationwide update on large fire activity visit https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf.