The fire is now estimated to be about 50 acres. It is burning in a steep, rocky, incised gorge within the Pasayten Wilderness. Most of the fire activity has been in the Monument creek drainage with a few spot fires in Lost River. Fire growth has been in Monument Creek.
There are no personnel taking direct action on the fire at this time due to the lack of safe access to the fire and other firefighter safety concerns. The fire is currently being monitored under a confinement strategy by two smokejumpers.
Incident Commander is Ryan McCliment, from the North Cascades Smoke Jumper Base.
Closures: The Monument Creek Trail # 484 is closed from Eureka Creek north to the intersection with Shellrock Trail #484A west of Butte Pass. Closure signs will be placed at pertinent trailheads and trail junctions.
For more information contact 509-996-4003.