Norse Peak Fire Grows Closes Chinook Pass
Firefighters were busy Wednesday and overnight with a wildfire that's burning within 10 miles of Cliffdell. The Norse Peak fire has closed State Route 410 at Chinook Pass. Wednesday night the fire had grown to 900 acres and threatened 13 homes that were evacuated Wednesday afternoon. Chinook Pass remains closed between the summit of the pass and the Hell's Crossing campground. There's no word on when the pass will be reopened. Drivers are encouraged to take Highway 12. The lightning-ignited fire started on Sunday.