Norse Peak Fire is 80 percent contained after burning over 87 square miles

Norse Peak Fire is 80 percent contained after burning over 87 square miles
Photo: Norse Peak Fire Information

The Norse Peak Fire is 80 percent contained Tuesday after burning more than 56,000 acres on the Yakima-Pierce County border.

A large portion of State Route 410 remains closed indefinitely from State Route 123 to Bumping River Road as crews remove debris and hazard trees.

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass. Crystal Mountain Boulevard is closed.

More than 650 emergency responders are fighting the fire with the help of 27 engines, five helicopters, nine water tenders and one bulldozer.

Rainfall is expected to assist firefighters in their effort to contain the wildfire. Yesterday’s precipitation was not heavy enough to penetrate the forest canopy and assist their efforts, but this should change soon, officials said.

The fire has been burning since Aug. 11 as a result of lightning. It’s expected to be fully contained by Oct. 1.

To keep up with the most recent updates on the Norse Peak Fire, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5509/.