Loch Katrine Fire, Daily Update, October 20, 2022

The Loch Katrine Fire is at an estimated 1,918 acres. Crews continue efforts in the area of Sunday Creek, working north and west to tie the fireline down into the Sunday Creek canyon.

They are going directly on the edge of the fire where possible and indirectly to construct and strengthen containment lines.

Yesterday, hose was laid and plumbed to bolster the line in the Big Creek drainage. Crews are constructing a fireline parallel to highway 57 and using bulldozers in the Phillippa Creek area, between the two lobes of the fire, to strengthen containment.  

Evacuation: No evacuations are currently in place for this fire.  

 Weather: Today will be cloudy and cool, with a chance of light rain. Winds are light and variable and may become stronger from the west as a front comes in today through tomorrow. 

 Smoke: Smoke and haze from the nearby fires may reduce visibility and air quality for most of the day. The smoke column may be visible from the I-90 and I-405 highway corridors. 

[This information was provided to Living Snoqualmie by the Public Information Officer for firenet.gov]

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  • I wasn’t aware there was a fire burning in that area until it exploded over the weekend. I have read that it started September 2nd at 2:30 pm on private timberland and National forest land. I have some questions that maybe someone can answer: 1) if it started on private land who owns the land & why wasn’t it put out in September?, 2) did it start in the area that is being logged? 3) what was the cause of the fire? Since we have all been living with the effects of wildfire smoke since mid-September when the Bolt Creek fire started is it time to reevaluate when to let these fires burn and when putting them out is a better choice?

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