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There are many fuels and fire-related projects that occur in the national parks. Current fires is a source for up-to-date information on prescribed fires, wildfires, and hazard fuels reduction projects.
- Windy Peak
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA
Fire/Project Started: 08/23/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/31/2013
- 2013 August Lightning
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Fire/Project Started: 08/22/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/26/2013
- Snake Fire
Yellowstone National Park, ID,MT,WY
Fire/Project Started: 08/05/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/06/2013
- Forbidden Fire
Yosemite National Park, CA
Fire/Project Started: 05/21/2013
Last Report Posted: 07/17/2013
- White Fire
Wupatki National Monument, AZ
Fire/Project Started: 07/05/2013
Last Report Posted: 07/05/2013
- Halfway Fire
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Fire/Project Started: 06/19/2013
Last Report Posted: 06/20/2013
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Debris Pile Burn
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, AK
Fire/Project Started: 04/23/2013
Last Report Posted: 05/03/2013
- Bow Creek Pile Burn
Missouri National Recreational River, SD
Fire/Project Started: 02/25/2013
Last Report Posted: 03/01/2013
- Red Cedar Reduction
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, OK
Fire/Project Started: 02/01/2013
Last Report Posted: 02/25/2013
- Fern Lake Fire
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Fire/Project Started: 10/09/2012
Last Report Posted: 12/14/2012
Three Lakes Fire
Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Wildfire Started on or about 09/08/2012 (Evening)
Status as of 09/14/2012
Status Cause Natural
Location One mile west of Three Lakes at the 5,000' level (WA)
7.5 acres. Increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping.
Percent Contained 80%
Resources Committed A park crew of seven park wildland firefighters; a helicopter and crew from Denali National park; IC3 Denny Coughlin, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Tod Johnson PWR Regional Fire Management Specialist.
Estimated Containment Date TBD
Open with fire closure limited to the Laughingwater Creek Trail from SR123 to the crest.
This is a 4-5 acre lightning caused fire located one mile west of Three Lakes at the 5,000' level. The park is actively suppressing the fire. The Laughingwater Creek Trail is closed from SR123 to the crest. SR123 and all other park trails remain open.
Last 24-hour Activity
Mostly smoldering and creeping. No new growth.
Provide for public and firefighter safety. Continue constructing containment lines. Closure of Laughingwater Creek Trail. Keep fire north of Laughingwater Creek Trail and west of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Vegetation Affected Short needle closed canopy conifer (hemlock, fir)
Air / Smoke Issues
Smoke in the park is from large fires burning outside the park.
Benefits of the Burn
Reduced fuel loading. Natural fire break for future fires.
Values to be Protected
Three Lakes backcountry cabin - less than a mile. The park is working to prevent the fire from crossing into the Wenatchee National Forest; the boundary is within a mile of the fire.
North Cascades Smokejumpers, Denali National Park & Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Three Lakes Fire Updates
September 8, 2012 initial report
September 16, 2012
September 17, 2012
September 18, 2012