Fire closes part of Pacific Crest Trail

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Cascade Creek fire

A wildfire burning near Mt. Adams forced the closure of part of the Pacific Crest Trail late Thursday.

The closed segment of the trail is between the Williams Mine Trailhead off Forest Road 23 to the junction of the Divide Trail on the Mt. Adams, Ranger District, said Ken Sandusky, with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Hikers can call the district office for more information at 509-395-3402.

The Cascade Creek fire sparked near Mt. Adams on Sept. 8. Since then, it has burned 9,800 acres. As of Thursday night it was at 50 percent containment, according to a fire update.