Map snowing lightning strikes on August 21, 2013
P-1 and P-2 Fires | 8/19
P-1 and P-2 have been declared out. A significant lightning storm came through the park on Monday, August 19th and produced two fires. P-1 Fire (Panther), 1/10 th of an acre started by a single tree lightning strike. This fire was located near the headwaters of Panther Creek approx. 1-1/2 miles west of Drake Lake (T30N R5E Sec 29). P1 Fire was called controlled and out at 1400 on Wednesday, August 21st. P-2 Fire (Twin), was difficult to locate due to the rocky nature in which a single tree was struck by lightning and had little smoke. Initially reported by Recon 26, a ground crew hiked in to the area to find the reported smoke. It was located and is now contained. P-2 was a ¼ mile north of P-1. As of August 21, there were no new starts, but several lightning strikes were in the Park. The lightning came with significant moisture especially on the north side of the park.
Soap Fire | 8/17
The Soap Fire was approximately 1 mile southeast of Soap Lake. Air attack confirmed the smoke as a 10 by 10 Single tree lightning strike fire ( Holdover). Helicopter 202 got on scene around 12:30 and contained and mopped up the fire by 13:00. Park fire staff hiked into the fire to complete mop up duties and was able to call the fire controlled and out.
P-1 Fire | 7/23
The P-1 Fire is on the SW flank of Mt. Harkness (N 40 25.726 by W 121 18.324). The lightning caused fire was first reported by Mt Harkness Lookout at approximately 16:00 and contained by park and forest resources at 19:30. The Fire grew to a total of 4/10th of an acre. Over the next few days this fire will be staffed and mop up actions will take place until the Incident Commander declares the fire out. The lightning map shows the location of the lightning in the area.