Naval Station Everett Updates Jim Creek Fire Response

October 18, 2022


An update in this morning from Naval Station Everett on the response to a good-sized brush fire in the area of the Jim Creek Recreation Area. Here’s the latest.

NSEToday approximately 31 Navy firefighters and local community responders continue to fight the fire at the Navy’s Jim Creek Recreation Area near Arlington, Wash.

As of this morning, the fire on Wheeler Mountain covers 70 acres and is 100% contained. The fire on Blue Mountain covers 20 acres and is 20% contained.

Digging equipment is being focused to help further contain the fire on Blue Mountain.

The Jim Creek fire response began late Sunday night on Oct. 16, with federal and local fire responders across Snohomish County and Washington State supporting the effort.

A large portion of local response units were released by early Monday morning due to inability to directly attack the fire and a need for resources throughout the county.

Navy facilities and recreation centers were evacuated from the immediate area out of caution. No other evacuation orders were advised.

There is no reported damage to the buildings on Navy property.

There is no indication that evacuations are necessary for areas around Jim Creek. If it becomes necessary, the Navy would work with Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management to provide notifications directly to people in the affected area.

People may sign up to receive SnoCoAlerts, the county’s early warning and notification system for delivering emergency information right to your cellphone. Link to subscribe on the Snohomish County Public Alert Resources page at

Updates on the Jim Creek fire will be posted to the Naval Station Everett Facebook page at


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