MAZAMA- A forest fire continues to rage in the Pasayten Wilderness in Northeast Washington State. The latest news off the Diamond Creek Fire reports it has now grown to over 5,000 acres with 10 percent containment.
Managers say the fire has been pushed the past few days by red flag winds associated with a dry cold front.
No homes are threatened and no structures have been lost. Crews last week were able to protect two historic US Forest Service cabins.
The fire is burning in the steep slopes along the Diamond Creek Drainage. The fire has forced the closure of some popular trails. The fire is burning about 4 miles from the Billy Goat trailhead and about 18 miles North of Mazama.