Where was the Carlton Complex Fire?
Okanogan County, Washington, United States
Carlton Complex Fire/Location
How long did the Carlton complex fire last?
|Carlton Complex Fire
|July 14, 2014 — August 24, 2014
|256,108 acres (1,036 km2)
|353 homes 149 other structures
How many acres did the Carlton Complex Fire burn?
The Carlton Complex fire of 2014 burned more than 256,000 acres, destroyed 353 homes and did almost $100 million worth of damage. It all started as four lightning strikes that started four fires. All of the fires eventually merged into one big fire.
When was the Carlton Complex Fire?
July 14, 2014
Carlton Complex Fire/Start dates
How big was the Carlton Complex Fire?
The 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire in north central Washington was the largest contiguous fire in state history. In just a single day, flames spread over 160,000 acres of forest and rangeland and ultimately burned more than 250,000 acres in the midst of a particularly hot, dry summer.
Does Washington do controlled burns?
WDFW plans Eastern Washington prescribed burns to improve habitat, reduce wildfire risk. WDFW crews work a prescribed fire. Controlled fire reduces the risk of wildfire and improves habitat for animals such as deer, elk, and bighorn sheep.
How big was Carlton Complex Fire?
How big was the Carlton Complex fire?
How big is the Pearl Hill fire?
|Percent of Perimeter Contained
|Brush (2 feet) and Tall Grass (2.5 feet)
|Fire behavior limited to smoldering of heavy fuels within the current perimeter. Slight bit of rain overnight raised humidity levels and reduced smoke.
Does Washington do prescribed burns?
Under provisions of the federal Clean Air Act and state law, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for approval of forest management burning.
How do you prescribe a fire?
The fire is ignited on the downwind side of the fuel and slowly burns into the field against the wind, expanding the firebreak. This burn technique is often used in conjunction with other burn methods. A parallel or flank fire burns hotter and faster than a strip fire or backfire.
Why does the National Forest Service conduct prescribed burns?
In most parks, management-ignited prescribed fires are used instead of lightning-caused fires to manage vegetation. Prescribed burns have been ignited to reduce hazardous fuel loads near developed areas, manage landscapes, restore natural woodlands, and for research purposes.