Olympic National Forest Pyramid Fire Is 100% Contained
Olympia, Wash. – The small Pyramid Fire burning on state and U.S. Forest Service land north of Crescent Lake is 100 percent contained. One Olympic National Forest engine crew and two Washington Department of Natural Resources fire crews are currently working on the “mop up” stage of the suppression effort, in which they extinguish or remove burning material around the control lines and address other potential hazards that could breach control lines. They expect to complete this process by late Wednesday or early Thursday.
The Pyramid Fire, which burned approximately 1.5 acres, is believed to be human-caused due to the recent lack lightning, the main source of ignition for natural-caused wildfires, in the area. The exact cause of the fire is as yet undetermined.
As warm and dry conditions are expected to return later this week, all forest visitors should be extremely careful with fire and other potential sources of ignition. Approximately 95% of wildfires on the Olympic National Forest are human-caused.
August 6, 2014