Miriam Fire Continues To Grow Uncontained
Dozens of firefighters spent the weekend battling the Miriam fire near White Pass. Officials say the fire is now 1,034 acres with no containment. The cooler weather and a thunderstorm on Saturday helped slow the fire growth but spokesman Randy Shepard with the State Department Of Natural Resources says it's a tough fire to fight in steep terrain. More than 200 people remain on the scene fighting the blaze started by a lightning strike. A fire camp has been set up on the top of White Pass. All Evacuation orders remain in place. More closures were announced on Sunday including Forest Road 1200, Forest Road 1000, The North Fork Tieton Trail, the Tieton Meadows Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail betweeen Tieton and White Pass.
The closure area includes Forest Road 1200, Forest Road 1000, the Tieton Meadows Trail and the North Fork Tieton Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail between Tieton and White passes and the White Pass Ski Area.
U.S. Highway 12 remains open, but caution is advised for those traveling between White Pass and Rimrock Lake.
Highway 12 remains open over the pass.