Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg , WA 98926
Little Camas Fire
Information update as of 3:00pm July 6, 2018
Little Camas Fire started on July 5th and was reported to be 100 acres. It is located on Weyerhaeuser land and is currently about 400 acres.
It is in steep and rugged terrain making the attack by ground crews difficult.
6 Rotor-wing and 2 fixed wing aircraft are attacking the fire today. This includes heavy tankers dropping fire retardant. Firefighting aircraft will be taking water from the Bible Camp pond. Please avoid this area for everyone’s safety.
~270 firefighters and 4 dozers are involved in ground fire attack.
Because of the complexity of the firefighting effort, the DNR is bringing in a Type 2 Incident Management team to manage the fire.
The Camas Meadows Bible Camp and three adjacent homes are currently under a level 1 evacuation notice. Due to fire activity in the area, Forest Service Trail Red Hill #1223 and Tronsen Ridge Trail #1204 from Ruby Creek Trail to the 5 Miles Road junction are closed to public access. The remainder of the area is open.
Public safety and the safety of firefighters is paramount. Firefighters will be moving equipment and personnel throughout the area to fight this fire. The public is asked to use extra caution when traveling around Cashmere and HWY 97.
Be aware that operating drones or UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) near a wildfire is illegal. Drones can shut down air operations. Suspended operations can place firefighters, residents, and property at risk.
Little Camas Fire – Public Information Officer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org