Winds Hit Cascade Creek Fire
Containment now at 65 percent.
Firefighters are carefully scouting the perimeter of the Cascade Creek Fire today after a day of strong winds from the northwest. A cold front from the north reached the fire area on the flanks of Mount Adams Tuesday night, causing a drop in temperatures and an eventual wind shift to the east. Strong east winds are continuing today, and a Red Flag Warning for high winds and low humidity remains in effect until tomorrow evening. The east side of the fire was active Tuesday night, with flames visible from Trout Lake. In that area fire is burning back into previously burned areas, consuming debris and igniting additional islands of trees at high elevation tree line. The northern perimeter will be the most uncertain area of fire behavior today. East winds wrapping around the north side of Mt. Adams may push it into additional areas with dry fuels. The fire has burned 19,130 acres, with the containment level at 65 percent.