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Tag: Rainbow Bridge fire


Some trails reopen in Rainbow Bridge Fire area

North Cascades National Park has reopened the entire Rainbow Lake Trail and the Rainbow Creek Trail from McAlester Pass to Bench Creek Camp. Bench Creek, Bowan and Rainbow Meadows Camps also have reopened.

These areas were not directly affected by the Rainbow Bridge Fire and the threat of fire impacting these trails has significantly decreased, said a park new release.

The Rainbow Loop Trail, Boulder Creek Trail and Rainbow Creek Trail from the junction with the Rainbow Loop Trail to Bench Creek Camp remain closed. These trails are closed due to trail impacts, hazardous trees or remaining potential for

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Rainbow Bridge Fire update

As of 9 a.m. today, the Chelan County Sheriff Mike Harum, in conjunction with the North Cascades National Park Complex, lowered the evacuation level from 2 to 1 for the entire Stehekin Valley.

The lightning-caused fire has grown to 3,710 acres and is 20 percent contained.

Level 1 is an alert. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists and monitor local media outlets for information, said a news release. Residents with special needs, or those with pets or livestock, should take note and make preparations for relocating family members, pets and livestock.

All the trail closures remain in

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Wildfire threatens Stehekin Valley buildings

Portions of the Rainbow Bridge Fire, located within the Stehekin Valley of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, are approaching buildings on the valley floor.

The fire was frist reported Thursday just before 5 p.m. The fire is burning in extremely steep terrain in the Rainbow Creek and Boulder Creek drainages about three miles up-valley from Stehekin Landing.

Earlier this evening, the fire was estimated at 1,200 acres in size and is burning in a heavily forested area. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Two fingers of the fire are approaching the valley floor near the Stehekin School and

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