Miriam Fire reaches 2,680 acres
WHITE PASS, Wash. - A wildfire burning two miles east of the White Pass Ski area has now burned 2,680 acres.
The Miriam Fire remains 10 percent contained as of Friday morning. Firefighters said this fire broke out July 30, likely from a lighting strike. A second nearby fire, the Clear Fork Fire, has burned 10 acres.
Fire officials said the fire moved across Scatter Creek Thursday causing flames to spread over the adjacent ridge and is backing downhill.
The U.S. Forest Service said crews continue to clean up fuels along Forest 1207, or FR 1207.
Fire crews are also working to protect buildings at the White Pass Ski Area near the High Camp Lodge, according to the Forest Service.
Firefighters are remaining vigilant to respond to any new fire starts.
Helicopters are expected to be available Friday for crews to utilize water bucket drops as visibility has improved, according to a news release.
Current information on the Miriam Fire as well as the Clear Fork Fire can be found here.