Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926
Little Camas Fire Update
7/11/2018 8:00 a.m.
Fire Information: (541) 499-2862
There was no significant fire behavior or fire growth yesterday as containment lines around the fire perimeter were tested by winds gusting around 28 mph. Due to diminishing fire behavior and the success of mop-up operations, there will be significant demobilization of resources from the Little Camas Fire today.
Some resources had already been released yesterday to assist in suppression efforts on Ryegrass Coulee Fire (near Vantage, WA) and Beaver Creek Fire (near Leavenworth, WA).
Operations today will continue to focus on reinforcing containment lines and mopping up the fire’s edge. Some residual heat within the northeast corner will receive additional water drops from helicopters, since the terrain is too steep for ground resources to safely access the area.
The weather over the fire area is expected to become increasingly hot and dry, with temperatures around 85° and relative humidity around 20%. Winds will remain calm until Friday when another front is expected to move through the area.
Level 1 evacuations were removed at noon yesterday. Road and trail closures near the fire are still in place.
The Little Camas Fire is 74% contained at 317 acres (306 acres Dept. of Natural Resources, 11 acres US Forest Service). 364 personnel are currently assigned to the fire.