8 Mile Lake fire in Washington

8 Mile Lake Fire
The 8 Mile Lake fire burns on a very steep slope above 8 Mile Lake. USFS photo

The 8 Mile Lake fire, 13 miles southwest of Leavenworth, Washington started from lightning on August 18 and has burned about 60 acres. We’re mentioning it here because we were looking for an excuse to post the photo.

Inciweb has more information, but here is an excerpt:

This fire is managed under multiple objectives: primary is firefighter and public safety, protecting values at risk, and allowing fire to play its natural role in wilderness ecosystems. The extremely steep terrain poses a high risk value to firefighter safety.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.