Smoke filled valley due to controlled burns at Bethel Ridge
Posted: Sep 28, 2009 05:30 PM PDT
Updated: Sep 28, 2009 05:30 PM PDT
NEAR NACHES, Wash. -- Naches Ranger District leaders say the Twin Peaks wildfire in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, which grew to 800 acres, is under control.
Doug Jenkins, Information/Public Affairs for the District, said the fire Southeast of White Pass, was most likely caused by last month's lightning.
Jenkins said Forest Roads 1207 and 830 will remain closed, until further notice.
Crews will continue to "mop-up" and monitor the area.
Also, the Department of Natural Resources, gave the go ahead for the Naches Ranger District to begin fuel burning, of approx. 2,000 acres, at Bethel Ridge, north of U.S. Highway 12.