Published Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1715 hours PT

There have been a number of wildfires sparked by many strikes of lightning which have occurred on the Cle Elum, Naches, Chelan, and Entiat and the Methow Valley Ranger Districts in Washington State.

Credit: Stevens Co FD1

These lightning strikes caused wildfires on August 11, 2022.

According to the USFS presser for today, there is smoke that was reported and seen by Hart’s Pass hikers.

This is in the Pasayten Wilderness in the Methow Valley Ranger District.

Rappelers are currently en route to the location.

This fire started on August 11, 2022.

This is a developing story. Please check back for future wildfire incident updates.

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