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Nakia Creek Fire Update 10/20/22 PM

Total Current Evacuee Contacts – 0 Structures Lost – 0

Evacuations lifted on the Nakia Creek Fire

CAMAS, Wash. – All evacuation levels were lifted today and residents may return to their homes. Firefighters have made good headway, constructing fire line and connecting segments of previously held line, to help increase containment levels to 23%. Cooler temperatures moderated fire behavior which was mostly creeping and smoldering, with some isolated hotspots. Visibility increased in the afternoon, allowing aircraft to pinpoint targets on the ground for water drops. Tree fallers continued to focus on identifying and removing hazardous trees.

Calm, cool weather with elevated humidity will continue to moderate fire behavior tonight. Measurable precipitation is expected beginning in the afternoon on Friday, continuing to minimize fire growth and allowing firefighters to gain ground. Starting this weekend, weather will shift to a more typical wet fall weather pattern.

Rain after a wildland fire brings its own risks. Rain can cause burnt standing trees to fall, soil instability on steep slopes, and damage to roads. Crews will proceed with caution while working in these conditions.

Road Closures: For public safety and to minimize traffic for firefighting operations, closures will remain on the following roads:

  • Dole Valley/South of Rock Creek Campground
  • Larch Corrections Center
  • East end of Rawson Rd @ school bus turnaround (1400 rd) where the pavement meets the gravel
  • Livingston/L1000 near intersection w/1021 Rd
  • Jones Creek ORV Park
  • The roads west of the L1500 and 1600 road intersection (Jackson Pass).
  • The 1500 road east of Four Corners.

Due to the success of the fire suppression activities and the incoming wet weather, this will be the last evening update.

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