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PostMon Sep 02, 2019 9:34 pm 
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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — A small fire is burning in the wilderness of Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles, park staff said Monday.

The park announced in a press release that staff confirmed Sunday that the two acre wildland fire was burning about 21 miles south of Port Angeles in the geographic center of the park.

Called the Mount Dana Fire, it was first reported Saturday after a series of lightning strikes on the Olympic Peninsula recorded from last Wednesday through Saturday.

https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/small-wildfire-spotted-deep-in-olympic-nation-park/
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PostMon Sep 02, 2019 9:55 pm 
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PostMon Sep 09, 2019 9:02 am 
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Friday September 6, 2019 20:57 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release 

Mt. Dana Fire Continues to Burn in Olympic National Park


There was an increase in activity on the Mt. Dana Fire over the last few days due to warm dry weather. The fire generated considerable smoke visible from Hurricane Ridge and Obstruction Point Road within Olympic National Park.

The Mt. Dana Fire is located about 21 miles south of Port Angeles in a remote area of the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness and does not pose an immediate threat to human life or structures.  During a reconnaissance flight of the area on Friday evening park staff estimated the fire grew to approximately ten acres, up-slope towards the peak of Mt. Dana.The fire behavior is smoldering and creeping with some isolated torching at an elevation of 4,400 feet in predominately Sub-alpine Fir trees.

The webcam located at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center has been moved in the direction of Mt. Dana so the general public can view current Mt. Dana fire activity with the following link:

https://www.nps.gov/customcf/webcam/dsp_webcam_image.cfm?id=81B46251-1DD8-B71B-0B29B9750DE273B5

The fire was reported on August, 31 after there was a series of lightning strikes on the Olympic Peninsula recorded from August, 28 - 31.

The weather forecast after Saturday is calling for an increase in precipitation and a decrease in temperature. Smoke from the Mt. Dana Fire may still be visible in the coming week depending on weather conditions.

The National Park Service is mandated to preserve resources such as plants and animals, along with the natural processes that sustain them; including fire. Naturally occurring wildfire is an integral part of the forested ecosystems in Olympic National Park.

There are no trail or area closures at this time. Additional information will be provided as the situation dictates.

For more information about fire management and fire history in Olympic National Park, people can visit the park website at http://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/management/fire-management-1.htm

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PostFri Sep 13, 2019 9:09 am 
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Friday September 13, 2019 08:54 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release 

Crews Continue to Monitor Mt. Dana Fire in Olympic National Park


Fire managers estimate that the Mt. Dana fire has grown to approximately 40 acres as of last Sunday, September 8. The fire size is estimated based on information collected during a recon flight the evening of September 6, with projected fire activity and spread that was observed on September 7. It started raining last Sunday and no smoke has been visible since that time.

Over the last several days the fire area has received about an inch and a half of rain. Weather forecasts call for another one to two inches of rainfall over the next seven days. As a result, fire behavior is expected to be minimal with little fire spread.

Even with moist weather, the Mt. Dana Fire has potential to smolder and creep in the heavy accumulations of downed logs and forest debris. Smoke may not be visible in the park, however this is not an indicator that the fire is no longer burning. Fires can remain active for long periods of time even during cool wet weather conditions. Underground root systems and forest floor material can still burn and smolder with wet weather. If a warmer and dryer weather system moves in, fire activity has potential to resume. Fire officials will continue to monitor fire behavior and provide updates if the situation changes.

The webcam located at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center has been moved in the direction of Mt. Dana so the general public can view current Mt. Dana fire activity with the following link:

https://www.nps.gov/customcf/webcam/dsp_webcam_image.cfm?id=81B46251-1DD8-B71B-0B29B9750DE273B5

The fire was reported on August, 31 after there was a series of lightning strikes on the Olympic Peninsula recorded from August, 28 - 31.

There are no trail or area closures at this time.

For more information about fire management and fire history in Olympic National Park, people can visit the park website at http://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/management/fire-management-1.htm

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PostFri Sep 13, 2019 5:38 pm 
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Doesn’t sound as if they’ll make their 2,000 acre/yr quota.

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