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Nakia Creek Fire Update 10/19/22 PM

Crews making progress on Nakia Creek Fire

CAMAS, Wash. – Weather conditions today were favorable to firefighting efforts.  Cooler temperatures and higher humidity moderated fire behavior.  Skies cleared in the afternoon increasing visibility allowing the use of aircraft which focused on hot spots on the northeast corner of the fire. Ground resources continued improving containment lines in the southern area along Jones Creek and along the western portion of the fire perimeter.  Tomorrow tree fallers begin identifying hazardous trees for removal. A large spot fire near Four Corners merged with the main body of the fire and fire personnel continued working on keeping the fire from moving outside of the containment lines. Fire containment improved to 23%, and the size of the fire is 1,869 acres.

Today, four Type 1 helicopters, three Type 2 helicopters, two CL415 water scooper planes and an air attack platform remained assigned along with 553 personnel.

Looking forward, firefighters are monitoring the incoming weather patterns, including a slight increase of westerly winds predicted on Thursday afternoon. Flare-ups are more likely to occur in these conditions, and these factors are being discussed in both the team’s 48- and 72-hour operations plans. On Friday, rain is expected to start and continue into the weekend, which, while helpful in extinguishing hot spots, presents its own safety challenges, particularly on steep, muddy terrain.

Evacuations: Evacuation levels decreased today allowing some residents to return.  To find out the most current information on evacuation levels or to sign up for emergency mobile alerts visit: http://cresa911.org/.

Evacuations also include the Larch Mountain Corrections Center. Please check with the Washington Department of Corrections for further information.

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