Nakia Creek Fire now estimated at 1,565 acres

Clark Regional Emergency Services officials updated the public Monday (Oct. 17) on current details about the Nakia Creek Fire, still burning in northeast Clark County.
Smoke from the Nakia Creek Fire in northeast Clark County on Sunday. Photo by Andi Schwartz

Evacuation notices are still current

Clark Regional Emergency Services officials updated the public Monday (Oct. 17) on current details about the Nakia Creek Fire, still burning in northeast Clark County.

Evacuation notices sent out Sunday are still current. The evacuation area map has been updated to show the areas considered to be in Level 1 (Be Ready), Level 2 (Be Set) and Level 3 (Go Now).

Officials reported that the weather cooperated overnight and fire crews were able to get a better look at the fire, which is now estimated at 1565 acres, however, those numbers could change.  Smoke was very heavy yesterday and even grounded aircraft fighting the fire.  

Not all of the smoke is from this fire. According to officials, there are currently about 10 large fires burning from the Canadian Border to the Columbia River, including five new fires Sunday (Oct. 16).

Several new crews arrived overnight to assist on the Nakia Creek Fire and a larger Type 2 team was scheduled to come in today as well. Crews will be working on the North, West and South sides of the fire Monday. Additionally there are structure protectection crews working as well. 

Officials were hoping that they might be able to tighten up the evacuation zones a little better soon.

Larch Mountain Corrections Center was evacuated Sunday evening.  Check with the Washington Department of Corrections for further information.  

Those individuals in the evacuation zones are asked to check on neighbors if possible to see if they may need help.

While the weather is favorable Monday,  there are still a lot of uncertainties according to officials.  Fire fighting activities are dependent on the weather. Area residents were asked to be prepared and to “err on the side of caution.

Call Center Line or Assistance:

(360) 992-9229

Shelter Location Open at:

  • Camas Church of Nazarene 
  • 2204 NE Birch St,
  • Camas, WA 98607

Ilani Casino and Resort Parking Lots 10 & 11:

  • Parking Lots 10 and 11
  • Please put a sign in window “Fire Evacuee”
  • Parking Only, Gray water will need to be dumped at Gee Creek Rest Area

Livestock Shelter Location:

  • Executive Horse Council
  • Call (360) 607-2535 for assistance


Here are be best options:

  • Thank You Cards and Signs (officials are working to find locations in the area where these can be dropped off).
  • Donate directly to the Clark County Food Bank
  • Donate to the Wildland Firefighting Fund.
  • PLEASE NO Goods at this time. With the dynamic situation related to this fire, officials do not want to designate a location for items that may need to be moved.

Air Quality

Air quality has reached unhealthy levels in parts of Clark County due to smoke from wildfires. Clark County Public Health is urging residents to regularly monitor local air quality and take steps to protect their health while air is smoky.

Current Air Quality Map

Current Maps:

Nakia Fire Trail Closure Map

Information provided by Clark Regional Emergency Services.

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