SEATTLE -- Four wildfires burning in the Olympic National Forest has caused Western Washington's air quality to be downgraded to moderate, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
PSCAA does not believe levels will worsen.
The lightning-sparked fires have burned about 1,000 acres as of Monday morning. The fires have burned for a month after a storm system moved through that produced over 400 lighting strikes.
A hot, dry, and windy weekend just made things worse. Three of the fires are considered in extremely remote locations and difficult to get to.
Here are the last reports on each of the fires.
- 181 acres
- 25 miles south of Port Angeles along the Elwha River
- Elevation: 3,500 feet
- 718 acres
- 20 miles south of Port Angeles on a ridgeline between the Lost River and Hayes River
- Elevation: 5,000 feet
Cox Valley Fire
- 56 acres
- Approximately 12 miles south of Port Angeles, near PJ Lake north of Obstruction Point Ridge
- Elevation: 4,200 feet
Ignar Creek Fire
- 1/2 acre
- Approximately 22 miles northeast of Lake Quinault
- Elevation: 2,400 feet