Olympic National Forest fire grows to 150 acres



SEATTLE (AP) — A wildfire has burned about 150 acres in the Olympic National Forest and is expected to grow.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Donna Nemeth (NEH’-mihth) said Monday afternoon that no structures are threatened and no one has been hurt in the blaze that began Thursday in the Duckabush River area.

The fire is burning in steep terrain, but is mostly staying on the ground and burning dead brush. It now covers roughly one-quarter of one square mile. Smoke from the blaze can be seen from as far as Seattle.

Nemeth says a team of federal, state and local officials were called in to help manage the fire and its response.

She says the fire has been determined to be human-caused, but the exact cause is under investigation.