Maple Fire Active on Olympic National Forest

Release Date: Aug 6, 2018  

Olympia, WA – A wildfire northwest of the community of Eldon, Washington, first reported Saturday, August 4, around noon, quickly spread yesterday afternoon and evening. As of 1 pm this afternoon, the Maple Fire is estimated at 30 acres.

Olympic Interagency Fire fighters spent the evening working the fire alongside Washington Department of Natural Resources and local fire crews.

The fire is currently burning in steep and rugged forested terrain, close to the Jefferson Ridge Trail and trailhead and the Elk Lake Trail and trailhead. Forest roads 2421 and 2401 are currently closed to all traffic not related to the fire incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. A type 3 Incident Management Team will take command of the fire this afternoon and will continue to work on containing and suppressing the fire. Visitors to the Hood Canal region can expect smoke and fire traffic.

Check current conditions and for further information, go to the Olympic National Forest web page at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/olympic/alerts-notices.

Map showing closure area due to Maple Fire