Final Fire Update - September 3, 2015
Incident: Paradise Fire Wildfire
This will be the last update unless significant activity occurs.
September 3, 2015
Paradise Fire: 2796 acres
Hungry Fire: 4 acres
Rainfall for the past week has greatly reduced activity on fires burning in the Olympic National Park. Since the rains began Thursday evening over 13 inches of rain has been recorded at weather stations near the Paradise fire. The Hungry fire has received nearly 6 inches of rain. Both fires are in monitor status. Fire officials will fly the fires as the weather permits.
The team managing the two fires is scaling down and will be transitioning to a smaller local Type 4 organization on Friday. All fires that are burning in the Olympic National Forest are in monitor status and will be monitored by Forest personnel.
The Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paradise-Fire and firstname.lastname@example.org will stay activated and continue to be monitored for the time being. An overview including pictures and maps of the fire from the start is available at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4305/#.
For the most up to date wind event closure information visit the Olympic National Park Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/OlympicNPS.
Despite the rainfall, 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.
Current Fire restrictions for Olympic National Forest can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/olympic/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprd3846455.
There is still a great deal of fire activity in the northwest and around the nation. There are currently 55 uncontained large fires burning nationally. For a nationwide update on large fire activity visit https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf.