Washington Cattlemen's Association


2018 Wildfire Tracking

If you or another rancher you know has been effected by the wildfires this season, please contact WCA so we can offer support and help.

With summer seems to come smoke and flame. As fire season ramps up, WCA will try to keep this page updated with regular reports from Washington State DNR's Northwest Interagency Communication Center regarding the locations, causes, and containment levels of fires throughout the state.

Fire Weather and Potential Summaries

Weather: A cold front will move across the region Saturday with clearing and drying Sunday. Little rain is likely east of the Cascades. Temperatures will remain on the cool side until high pressure begins to rebuild next week.

Potential: Fire danger will remains steady or will drop slightly across the region Saturday and Sunday. ERC values are near normal for this time of September so the potential for new large fires remains minimal over the weekend with this cold front and its immediate aftermath. However, during the new week fire danger will rise significantly due to the onset of much drier weather and gusty easterly winds at times over the Cascades.

Active Fires

Sept. 22

Crescent Mountain, 16 miles West of Winthrop

52,609 (+0) acres burning with minimal fire behavior. Structures, recreation, and timber threatened. 75 percent containment. Cause: Unknown. Increased acres due to better mapping.

McLeod, eight miles North of Mazama

24,411 (+0) acres of timber burning with minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened and area restrictions in effect including road, trail, and other closures. 86 percent containment. Cause: Lightning. Increased acres due to better mapping.

Washington Cattlemen's Association | P.O. Box 96 | Ellensburg, WA 98926 | 509-925-9871

Email us at wacattle@kvalley.com