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Lightning-sparked Alder Lake Fire continues to grow — now 150 acres

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ELBE, Wash. — The Alder Lake Fire burning west of Elbe has grown to 150 acres as it continues moving east.

Steep rugged terrain is making the firefight difficult, and Forest Service officials say the fire could spread to state DNR land.

About 60 people are working this wildfire sparked by lightning on August 11.

According to the Forest Service, there were no evacuation orders as of Monday, August 24.

Officials said Forest Roads 74 and 7409 are now closed to the public for the safety of the firefighters.

A public meeting was scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 25 at the Mineral School Gymnasium — located at 114 Mineral Road South. Officials from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and the sheriff’s office will be there to answer questions from the community.

From Forest Service

From Forest Service

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