The Hopper fire was ignited on August 5, 2010 by a lightning strike. Fire activity increased on August 13th when area temperatures increased and humidity decreased. Officials managed the fire as a benefit to natural resources, monitoring fire activity and size through twice-weekly aircraft overflights and backcountry personnel in the Staircase area. The Hopper fire burned approximately 385 acres and was declared out on 10/14/10 after several heavy rainstorms followed by winter snowfall over the area.
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 05th, 2010 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||16 miles NW of Hoodsport, WA|
|Incident Commander||Larry Nickey|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 15th, 2010 approx. 12:00 AM|
10 Timber (liter and understory)
Fire was declared out on 10/14/10 after several heavy rainstorms, followed by winter snowfall over the area. Final fire size was 385 acres.