Fire crews contain 60% of Baker Lake fire spreading across 2 1/2 acres

Fire crews contain 60% of Baker Lake Fire spreading across 2 ½ acres (Photo courtesy Forest Service of Baker Fire)

BAKER LAKE, Wash. – Forest Service crews have contained more than 60 percent of a fire started south of Anderson Point at Baker Lake just after midnight Saturday, according to Baker Lake Fire.

The Department of Natural Resources arrived via helicopter at South Baker Lake Trail at 5 a.m., with about 30 personnel working to put out the fire that spread across two and a half acres. Crews suspect the fire to be human-caused. The investigation is ongoing.

The trail remains open, but the Kulshan boat launch will be used for fire resources. Crews expect to have the fire fully contained by Saturday night.

Baker Lake Fire advises campers to properly put out camp fires and be aware of hot and dry conditions.

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