Wildfire near Lake Crescent halted

The small wildfire near Lake Crescent is 100 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service announced this morning.

Known as the Pyramid Fire, the blaze north of Lake Crescent burned about 1.5 acres before it was halted by forest service and state Department of Natural Resources fire crews.

Crews are now in the “mop up” stage, extinguishing burning material around the control line cut around the fire site. They expect to finish the process by late Wednesday or early Thursday.

The fire is believed to have been human-caused due to a lack of lightning – the main source of ignition for natural-caused fires. The exact cause has not been determined.

The forest service urged all visitors to the Olympic national forest and national park to be “extremely careful with fire and other potential sources of ignition.” About 95 percent of wildfires in Olympic National Forest are human-caused, according to the forest service.