[6/28/19] North Cascades Fire

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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.