Wildfire prompts closure of North Pine Creek Road

A state Department of Natural Resources fireman waters down a smoldering grove Monday along North Pine Creek Road.

Photo by Roger Harnack.
A state Department of Natural Resources fireman waters down a smoldering grove Monday along North Pine Creek Road.

— The area's first wildfire of the year has prompted Okanogan County emergency management officials to close North Pine Creek Road.

The temporary closure is expected to last 24-48 hours, officials said, noting the road is closed 2 miles north of Fish Lake.

The wildfire has toppled trees, some of which now cross the roadway, officials said.

As of 1:30 p.m., officials said the flames have not damaged any structures and nobody has been injured.

Fish Lake is a popular location for trout fishermen during the opening of the lowland lake season, which starts April 26.

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