Cummins Creek lightning fire held to 84 acres

 

September 21, 2023

-Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

A September 8 lightning-caused wildfire was held to just 84 acres thanks to an aggressive attack by DNR fire resources including aerial resources, smoke jumpers and a DNR Strike Team. The fire was located on Hatchery Ridge above the Tucannon Fish Hatchery and burned both sides of the ridge into the Tucannon and Cummings Creek.

POMEROY––A lightning storm that rumbled over the Tucannon Valley Thursday, September 7 sparked a wildfire in the vicinity of the Tucannon Hatchery and Cummins Creek the next day.

The smoke from the fire was first spotted around 2 p.m. and Wildlife Area Manager Kari Dingman received a phone call from DNR at 2:30 p.m.

The fire was located on Hatchery Ridge above the Tucannon Fish Hatchery an...



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