Fire on Mt. Adams taken from south end of Trout Lake Valley 07/13/08

Mt. Adams Fire Remains Out of Control

A smoldering fire, started by lightening, and fanned by wind, on the southern slopes of Mt.Adams has flared and burned over 6,000 acres in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and east towards the Yakima Reservation. Strong winds have driven smoke in cloudy plumes over the Trout Lake Valley and east towards Glenwood and Goldendale, Washington. Firefighters and crews have moved into a basecamp located at Trout Lake School and swelled the population of this tiny town. Helicopters and airplanes are seen dropping water and fire retardant on the flames. Tanker trucks, support trailers, TV vans and camera crews, the curious onlookers and local gossipers were all treated to a smoke filled sunset tonight.

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