Diamond Creek fire

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The Diamond Creek Fire was a wildfire in the Pasayten Wilderness, Okanogan County, Washington, that began with an improperly extinguished campfire on July 23, 2017.[1][2][3] In July, the fire threatened historic cabins with destruction.[4] On August 31, it spread to Canada in an area between Cathedral Provincial Park and Manning Provincial Park.[5] On September 6, it grew beyond 100,000 acres to become a megafire. The fire was contained on October 23, 2017.[6]

Diamond Creek Fire
Diamond Creek Fire smoke plume is the northernmost visible in this September 3 satellite image
LocationPasayten Wilderness
Okanogan County, Washington
Coordinates48°51′18″N 120°24′47″W / 48.855°N 120.413°W / 48.855; -120.413
Date(s)July 23, 2017; 6 years ago (2017-07-23)
Burned area128,272 acres (51,910 ha)
CauseHuman activity
Land useForest
Diamond Creek fire is located in Washington (state)
Diamond Creek fire
Location of fire in Washington
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References Edit

  1. ^ Diamond Creek Fire incident information, accessed 2017-09-05
  2. ^ Matt Stephens (September 6, 2017), "Pacific Northwest Fires Smother Region in Smoke and Ash", The New York Times
  3. ^ Keiko Betcher (July 24, 2017), It's Wildfire Season: Closures, Conditions and Air Quality, Washington Trails Association
  4. ^ K.C. Mehaffey (July 25, 2017), "Wilderness fire grows, historic cabins threatened", Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, Washington
  5. ^ Jesse Ferreras (August 31, 2017), "Massive Washington state wildfire jumps into B.C. between Manning and Cathedral Parks", Global News Morning, British Columbia, Canada
  6. ^ "Diamond Creek Fire". InciWeb. US Forest Service. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

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