Olympic National Park fires slow their growth

PORT ANGELES — Fire activity in Olympic National Park increased only slightly, park officials said in their latest report.

Temperatures warmed and relative humidity levels dropped on Saturday, so the Hurricane and Eagle Point fires remained mostly quiet with some smoldering and smoking, according to a press release.

Eagle Point was at about 5 miles out Obstruction Point Road, which remained closed to visitors.

The Hurricane Ridge Fire was at 4 acres and the road remained open.

Martins Lake Fire grew by 1.5 acres to a total of 3 acres. The Low Divide Fire showed more smoke than the day before, but growth was not significant and it stayed at 6 acres. Firefighters continue to make contact and escort backpackers in the area.

In the morning, smoke was observed in the valleys at Hurricane Ridge. It slowly dissipated over the course of the day.

The Delabarre and Diamond Mountain fires showed no change from the day before; Delabarre was at 1 acre and Diamond Mountain at 25 acres.

All six active fires in the park ignited when a series of lightning strikes occurred on the Olympic Peninsula on Aug. 28.

Another lightning-ignited fire, the Tunnel Creek Fire, located east of the Buckhorn Wilderness in the Olympic National Forest, was completely contained. Firefighters will continue to patrol the area.

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