OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. A fire smoldering for a week in Olympic National Park blew up from two acres to 120 acres Friday as the heat and wind fed the flames.

The lightning-sparked fire is burning near Mount Hopper. It's hot enough and getting enough wind for the flames to crown the big trees northwest of Lake Cushman.

Firefighters have decided that since it is a natural fire and no structures or people are in danger to let the fire burn, for now. Almost every year, fires like this burn for weeks, flaring up from time-to-time and then dying down in the moist Olympic forests.

Check local wildfire conditions and restrictions by calling 1-800-323-BURN (2976) or CLICKING HERE.

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