The Yacolt Burn has been dethroned.
News just came in this evening that the Carlton Complex Fire has now surpassed the size of the great Yacolt Burn of 1902. That was the fire that burned about 240,000 acres in just a day and a half during an east wind event. It started near Carson (in the Gorge) and ended up quite close to Yacolt and Battle Ground just 36 hours later.
243,000 acres is the current acreage of the complex up in northern Washington.