Small wildfire ignites near Snoqualmie over weekend

Fire crews started responding to reports of a 1-2 acre grass/brush fire late Friday night, July 14th in the Tokul area of Snoqualmie. Due to the remote area, it took crews some time to access and locate the fire, which was discovered to be on Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land.

By Saturday morning, multiple DNR engines, along with brush and tender vehicles, were on scene. By early afternoon the fire had grown to three acres and smoke was visible from Snoqualmie Ridge.

A helicopter was also called in to aid fire crews on the ground. By Saturday evening the fire had grown to 15 acres, but Washington DNR reported crews were making good progress and no structures were threatened.

Around 10PM, Saturday night, Washington Wildfires Facebook page reported the fire had grown to 30 acres, but as of early Sunday morning, July 16th, WA DNR had not confirmed that new growth.

A spokesperson for WA DNR said later Sunday morning that the fire had grown to 46 acres, but it was fully contained with no threat to structures.


Tokul fire site. Photo: WA DNR


Tokul fire site. PC: WA DNR


Tokul fire site from Snoqualmie Ridge. PC: Bellevue Wildfire Facebook page.


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