The Chinook and Brix Fires make up the Chinook Complex which is located near Chinook WA in Pacific County. The fires are burning in logging slash on private land under the Washington DNR fire response area. The Chinook Fire started on Tuesday November 15, 2022 at approximately 11:00 am and the Brix Fire started late Thursday evening on November 17, 2022. At 3:00pm today the Washington DNR Type III Incident Management Team will return jurisdiction of the Chinook Complex to the local DNR North Fire Unit. Containment of the complex fires is at 100% and this will be the last update.
Fire Behavior: The fire was burning in slash, steep previously harvest slopes as well as in young timber stands and small pockets of mature timber. Recent rains and firefighting efforts have help to have the fire reach 100% containment.
Smoke: People in the community may continue to see smoke in the area of the fire for week’s even months to come as stumps and slash continue to burn with in the fire perimeter. Weather: Cooler temperatures and rain are expected through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Closures: No closures are in place.
Evacuations: No evacuations are in currently in place. Level 1 – Get Ready Level 2 – Get Set Level 3 – GO Sign up for Pacific County alerts: Click on the link to sign-up, hyper-reach.com/wapacificsignup.html. The hyper-reach system notifies you by email, phone, and/or text in the event of an emergency. Size: Chinook Fire is approximately 120 acres and is in patrol status.
Containment: 100%. Brix Fire is 8.5 acres and is in patrol status.
Cause: Human Caused.
Public Information Officers: Sharon Steriti 360-852-3390, InciWeb: https://inciweb.wildfire.gov/incident-information/wapcs-chinook-complex
DNR Website: Information on Wildfires | WA – DNR Fire Smoke and Air Map: Fire and Smoke Map (airnow.gov)
Photos by Joe Merrill WADNR, Josh Mohler WADNR and PCEMA Scott McDougall