UPDATE 1 – JULY 31 2018 – 0600 HOURS PDT
A wildfire named the CUTTHROAT FIRE is burning about 13 miles west of Mazama, in the Methow Ranger District which was detected on July 29, 2018 and reported at that time as a 125-acre.
Resources deployed on Sunday, July 29th at that time were a 20-person crew, smoke jumpers and a helicopter dropping water as well as water tanker dropping retardant over the fire line.
During that time, 6 trails were closed including the Pacific Crest Trail at Rainy Pass due to the wildfire.
Current Fire Status
Fire has burned 25 acres which is located in heavy timber and inaccessible area of the Methow Valley Ranger District.
The fire was started by lightning which roared over the dry lands this past weekend ignited this fire and 21 other fires. Most have been kept small and are out or holding to less than .5 acre.
Closures in the area including the following locations due to the wildfire burning in the area:
- Cutthroat Lake Trail #483 and trailhead
- PCT #2000 from Rainy Pass to the Jct of West Fork Methow Trail #480
- Blue Lake Trail #314
- Rainy Lake Trail #310
- Maple Pass Trail #310
- Maple Pass Trail
- Bridge Creek Trailhead; where the PCT crosses Hwy 20
- Lone Fir Campground
- Washington Pass Overlook
- Road #400 to Cutthroat Lake Trailhead
Hwy 20 remains open.
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