July 23, 2013
Joe Anderson, Fire Information Officer, 360-854-7356
Contact: Jamie Hart
Marblemount, WA – July 22, 2013 - North Cascades National Park Complex had two fires reported from thunderstorms on Tuesday, July 17, 2013. Personnel have been managing these fires since the last report.
The Sourdough Chute fire, estimated at 0.5 acres, is located on the Sourdough Mountain below the lookout. It is burning in patchy timber and brush adjacent to a rock slide chute. Further reconnaissance indicated that the fire is smoldering with some smoke visible from Highway 20. Aerial suppression and monitoring will continue throughout the week.
The Arctic Dan fire, from the same thunderstorms, is being monitored by staff at Desolation lookout. It is estimated to be less than 0.5 acres in size and located on the south side of the Arctic Creek Drainage, west of Ross Lake.
North Cascades National Park Complex has no closures in effect at this time. Chief Ranger Kinsey Shilling requests that visitors to the park and surrounding forests be aware of the high fire danger during these dry conditions and use caution while enjoying our public lands.