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Marblemount, WA – Firefighters continue work to protect the community of Newhalem and National Park Service facilities and infrastructures and manage the wildfire as it moves in the park. Following significant fire activity on Wednesday, yesterday’s activity was minimal. The fire is estimated at 3,100 acres. In addition to Incident Commanders Beacham and Wimberly, a 20-person handcrew, two Type 6 engines, two Type 4 engines, Seattle City Light Fire Brigade, and five structural engines from Skagit and Whatcom counties are assigned to the fire.
The State Route 20 road closure remains in effect, as well as Goodell Creek, Newhalem Creek, and Colonial Creek campgrounds, Upper and Lower Goodell group campsites, Goodell Boat Launch, and Newhalem Creek, Stetattle Creek, Sourdough Mountain, Ross Dam, Happy Panther, Thunder Knob, Fourth of July, Diable Lake, Thunder Creek, and Pyramid Lake trails. Evacuations remain in place for the town of Diablo, Gorge Lake Campground, North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, and Ross Lake Resort. The Diablo Lake Ferry is not in operation until further notice.
Travel is discouraged to the Ross Lake National Recreation Area (NRA) within North Cascades National Park Service Complex, as there is no access to this area of the park due to the fire and highway closure. For more information on the Goodell Fire visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/