The Paradise Fire has resumed its slow growth to the north, climbing very steep hillsides in the Queets River valley in Olympic National Park, according to a report by the Peninsula Daily.
The fire’s area increased by 193 acres to a total of 2,796 acres by Wednesday morning (Aug. 26), partially due to fire growth and partially to more accurate mapping, according to fire managers.
The Paradise Fire is burning through rainforest about 12 miles inside Olympic National Park boundaries in the Queets River valley.
Newly burned areas were limited to ridges in the Paradise drainage and east of Bob Creek.
Firefighters continue to use portable pumps and hoses with the support of helicopter bucket drops to reduce fire spread near Bob Creek on the southwest side of the fire.
The fire began in May.
■ The Hungry Fire is located near the Dosewallips area in the area of Olympic National Park’s Dose Forks Campground, a backcountry area about 16 miles northwest of Brinnon.
The fire remained at a half-acre area, and there were several “smokes” located within the fire’s boundaries.
■ The Kalaloch Fire, at about one-tenth of an acre, including a wooden retaining wall on Kalaloch Beach and portions of Kalaloch Campground in Olympic National Park.
The fire is contained, and an engine crew will monitor today.
An investigation is underway to specify the cause, believed to be from human activity.
■ The Gold Fire, located near Bon Jon Pass 10 miles south of Blyn, remained at about 10 acres.
As a result of the Gold Fire, the Little Quilcene Trail remained closed from its trailhead to the Tubal Cain Trailhead, as well as the Mount Townsend Trail from the top of Mount Townsend to the Little Quilcene Trail.
Also closed are Forest Service Road 2820 and Forest Service Road 2820-100, all until further notice.
■ The Cabin Creek Fire, 3 miles northeast of Lena Lake and the Hamma Hamma campgrounds, remained at 10 acres Wednesday.
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