Wildfires close trails and campsites in North Cascades National Park

Aug 25, 2022, 5:37 PM
(Photo by Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
(Photo by Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

All trails and camps accessed through Hannegan Pass Trailhead, from Copper Loop to the junction of Big Beaver Trail, have been closed due to fire activity in the area, according to National Park Service officials.

The closures include all camps between Boundary and Stillwell camps, the National Park Service said.

Multiple fires were detected late Tuesday and are still active in the Chilliwack area in North Cascades National Park after recent storms through the area, the park service said.

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The fires are in a remote area of the Stephen Mather Wilderness with steep terrain, according to NPS North Cascades, and firefighters are assessing how to safely put the fire out.

If you see smoke or flames, dial 911 or report to a park visitor or information center. Contact the Wilderness Information Center for trail information at noca_wilderness@nps.gov.

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Wildfires close trails and campsites in North Cascades National Park