[6/28/19] North Cascades Fire
Weather and location will play important roles in determining how forest officials will address the First Wildfire of the season in the North Cascades.
A less-than-one acre fire is active above Pyramid Lake in North Cascades National Park.
Smoke from the lightning-caused Pyramid Fire was detected Wednesday evening and is visible from State Route 20 and the Diablo Lake Overlook.
Fire plays a natural role in healthy ecosystems; however, due to the close proximity to roads and park infrastructure, fire managers will assess the situation and consider suppression efforts.
A three-person ground crew has been assigned to the Pyramid Fire to assess conditions. The area has received nearly a half inch of rain in the last 24 hours. Weather forecasts include a chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the area for the next few days.
All trails and climbing routes near the fire are open at this time.