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 weak frontal system will begin moving onto the Washington coastline Thursday bringing some light rain. Elsewhere, expect dry conditions with generally light winds. Late Friday, the rain will expand inland and southward to include much of Western Oregon. Drying is beginning on Sunday will last through the next week.

Potential: The potential for new large fires remains minimal. Increased burning activity for ongoing incidents in Southwest Oregon and Northern California is possible next week as drying sets in and gusty easterly winds become likely.

Active Fires

Sept. 20

Crescent Mountain, 16 miles West of Winthrop

52,609 (+634) 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 (+1,513) 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