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Bolt Creek Fire

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  • Fire Information
    Email:
    2022.boltcreek@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    360-677-2414
    Hours:
    M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm (PT)

10/1/22 Bolt Creek Fire Update

Bolt Creek Fire
News - 10/26/2022

Western Washington Incident Management Team 3 

Incident Commander: Kent Stanford 

Estimated size: 12,070 acres      Cause: Human  

Resources: 149 personnel – Two type-2 initial attack hand crews, two hand crews, one helicopter, 15 engines, one dozer, one water tender and 66 overhead.  

US 2 Has Reopened: US 2 has reopened from mile marker 46-49. Crews are still working in the area so please drive at the posted reduced speeds through the fire area.  

Fire Update: The fire continues to burn up to containment lines on the south, east and west edges, which has minimized fire behavior in priority areas that have concentrated values at risk (homes, structures, campgrounds, road systems etc). Today, firefighters will continue to monitor these containment lines while reinforcing them as necessary; mop up, chipping and hazard tree mitigation continues in many of these areas as well. Evacuations have also been lifted in all previously-impacted areas as of 8 a.m. this morning. Considerations are beginning to be made for recovery and suppression repair activities, which may start sometime this weekend.  

In addition to suppression repair activities, the BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) Team will continue their watershed assessments in the fire area over the weekend. For more information on the BAER Team’s ongoing assessment of the fire area, including identifying any potential values at risk of potential post-fire flooding and deciding what emergency stabilization measures to take, check out their Inciweb page: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8429/ 

Weather: Mostly sunny today with light winds from the east peaking at 8-13 mph midday and then diminishing in the afternoon. Highs 67-72 on ridges and 79-85 in valleys. Humidity will range from 28-43 percent, with lower slopes/valleys being drier than ridges.  

October 1, 2022 morning operations briefing: https://youtu.be/ISP2sF-0bWI 

Evacuation guidance for this fire is no longer in place for residents in both Snohomish and King counties. Due to the current reduction in fire danger, all previous evacuation orders have been lifted as of 8 a.m. this morning. 

Smoke: Current information on air quality may be found at Washington Smoke Blog at https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/ 

Forest Closure: The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has implemented an Emergency Closure on National Forest lands. Roads, trails, and campgrounds are closed. To read the closure in its entirety, please see:  MBSNF Bolt Creek Fire Closure. A burn ban remains in effect until significant rain is received. Please refrain from burning.  

 

Fire Information Phone: (360) 370-4170     Email: 2022.boltcreek@firenet.gov 

Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8417   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boltcreekfireinfo