Four fires in Olympic National Park

There are four wildfires burning in Olympic National Park but there are no access restrictions at this time.

The National Park Service says a storm system moved through Olympic National Park on July 21 producing over 400 lightning strikes and igniting four fires in the park’s wilderness.

After smoldering for nearly a week undetected, the fires became active with the warmer than normal weather.

The fires are burning in areas of heavy fuels leading to increased smoke production.

Obstruction Point Road reopened to the public on Monday and no structures or park facilities are threatened by the fires.

Ranger programs and special events are not impacted by the fires and all hiking trails and park facilities are open.

The Hayes fire, located 20 miles south of Port Angeles on a ridgeline between the Lost River and Hayes River, is listed as being 150 acres.

The Godkin fire, which is 25 miles south of Port Angeles along the Elwha River, is now 90 acres.

The Cox Valley fire is about 12 miles south of Port Angeles, near PJ Lake north of Obstruction Point Ridge and is covering 10 acres, and the Ignar Creek fire, located about 22 miles northeast of Lake Quinault is reported to be only half an acre.

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