Wildfire Closes Part of Pacific Crest Trail

Burning near Mount Adams

The 250-acre Horseshoe Fire has been burning on Mount Adams since July 3. (Wikimedia Commons)

A wildfire has closed a 13-mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail in southwest Washington, according to KOMO News

The 250-acre Horseshoe Fire has been burning on the west side of Mount Adams in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest since July 3, according to the Incident Information System. The cause of the fire is unknown. Divide Trail No. 112 was opened for hikers to move around the fire, according to the Columbian. The detour adds three miles to the trail.

“Once the Horseshoe Fire is controlled and hazards are removed, wilderness camping and hiking may continue throughout the remainder of the 2015 fire season and the Pacific Crest Trail reopened for public use,” said Brian Gales, incident commander for the Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #4

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