A wildfire was discovered this week just North of East Beach Road near Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. The East Beach Road Fire was first reported to Olympic National Park Fire Management around 4:00 pm on July 29th and is estimated to be approximately 63 acres. The fire is suspected of being human ignited and the cause and origin are under investigation.
If anyone was in the area on the afternoon of July 29th and noticed human activity on the North Side of East Beach Rd that may have contributed to the fire, please call the Tip Line below. You don’t have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know. Information from other visitors is often extremely valuable.
The fire is burning primarily on a south-facing slope in steep heavy timber with shrub understory and is being pushed uphill by terrain driven winds. Heavy smoke and isolated single tree torching may be visible in the coming days as there is a warm dry weather pattern expected for the region.
The fire is being managed by Olympic Interagency Fire Management. An aggressive full suppression strategy is being implemented with multiple resources including aircraft, hand crews and wildfire engines.
East Beach Rd is closed from Hwy 101 to Log Cabin Resort. Access to East Beach Rd between Hwy 101 and Log Cabin Resort is for local residents only.
Log Cabin Resort is still operating and anyone trying to gain access to Log Cabin Resort will need to take Hwy 112 to Piedmont Rd.
Day use recreation sites along East Beach Road in Olympic National Park are closed to the public at this time.
For updated information please visit http://www.nps.gov/olym or call the park’s Fire Information Hotline at (360) 565-2986.