Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Forest fire without firefighters in the North Cascades

Chattermarks has a post about the Panther Creek fire, now burning on a roadless hillside in Ross Lake National Recreation Area. The terrain is steep, the fire is small, and the ecosystem is fire-adapted, so the National Park Service is letting it burn for now. They have, however, taken some precautions, such as wrapping a trail bridge in old fire shelters.

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