The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is assisting crews with the U.S. Forest Service in fighting the Loch Katrine Fire in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
DNR tweeted Sunday afternoon that the fire was at an estimated 2,000 acres. A Type 2 incident management team will take command with DNR on Monday.
According to DNR, the fire is burning exclusively on private timber land and the national forest about 30 miles east of Seattle. The fire is not threatening any structures or communities.
Forest Road 57 and the Sunday Lake Trail #1000 are closed near the fire for safety reasons, DNR said.
#LochKatrineFire update: Estimated at 2,000 acres, burning exclusively in private timber land and on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest about 30 miles east of Seattle. The fire may be visible from both the I-90 and I-405 highway corridors.— Washington State DNR Wildfire (@waDNR_fire) October 16, 2022
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