A four-to-five acre fire located one mile west of Three Lakes, which sits between Mount Rainier National Park and Snoqualmie National Forest was about 80 percent contained Saturday night, the National Park Service reported on Twitter.
The fire was believed to have been started by lightning a week ago but was first reported on Friday, Sept. 14, according to the NPS update from about 7 p.m. tonight.
The NPS report added the Laughingwater Creek Trail was closed from State Route 123 to the crest. All other park trails remain open. Smoke in the air was mostly from fires burning outside the park, to the east and south, it said.
Meanwhile, the Washington State Department of Transportation warns drivers who may be using U.S. 12 through White Pass Monday through Saturday that there might be 45 minute delays during daylight hours. Rock slope stabilization work was occuring in multiple work zones east of the summit.