Olympic National Forest Fire Activity Prompts Trail, Road Closures

first_imgSubmitted by The Olympic National ForestTwo of the three fires that were reported at Olympic National Forest are still actively burning.  A minimal amount of rain was reported yesterday.  A Type 3 Incident Management Team and additional firefighting personnel and equipment have been ordered to assist.The Gold Fire, located approximately six miles northwest of Quilcene and ten miles south of Blyn, grew more active yesterday.  It is estimated to be 10 acres in size.  To ensure public and firefighter safety while suppression actions are underway, a temporary closure has been implemented in the Gold Fire area:The Little Quilcene Trail (# 835) is closed to public use between the Little Quilcene Trailhead and Tubal Cain Trailhead.The Mount Townsend Trail (#839) is closed to public use from the top of Mount Townsend north to the junction with the Little Quilcene Trail.The entire portion of Forest Service Road 2820 and Forest Service Road 2820-100 is closed to public use.  This closure is in effect until further notice.The Cabin Creek Fire, three miles northeast of Lena Lake and the Hamma Hamma campgrounds, is now eight acres in size.  It is burning in very rugged and inaccessible terrain.  Smokejumpers continue to staff the fire.The Zion Fire that was reported on Mount Zion is now out.Firefighter and public safety remain our highest priority as suppression strategies continue. Facebook77Tweet0Pin0last_img

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