Fire prompts trail closures on the Colville National Forest

Colville, Washington (July 20, 2017) - Colville National Forest officials announced today that due to firefighting activity additional temporary trail closures have been implemented for public and firefighter safety. The Noisy Creek Fire is burning three miles east of Sullivan Lake, in Pend Oreille County, Washington.

All travel is prohibited on National Forest System (NFS) Road No. 2200500 from its intersection with NFS Road No. 2200 to its terminus at the Hall Mountain Trailhead. In addition, Noisy Creek Campground is closed for public and firefighter safety.

All travel is prohibited on the the following National Forest System (NFS) Trails: Lakeshore Trail No. 504; Noisy Creek Trail No. 588; Hall Mountain Trail No. 540; Hall Mountain-Grassy Top Trail No. 533; Grassy Top Trail No. 503 from Pass Creek Pass to its intersection with Hall Mountain-Grassy Top Trail No. 533

These closures are in addition to Trail No. 312 (Hughes Fork Trail) and a portion of Trail No. 512 (Shedroof Divide Trail from trail 311 to 312) due to the North Fork Hughes Fire in the Salmo Priest Wilderness.

For more information on the Noisy Creek Fire, please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5388/

Sullivan Lake Campground is open and the fire has not impacted any of the campgrounds or recreation opportunities along the Pend Oreille River.

As a reminder, the Colville National Forest is under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. For more information on fire restrictions, please visit: www.fs.usda.gov/colville Please report fires by calling 9-1-1, or (509) 685-6900, the Northeast Washington Interagency Communication Center in Colville.

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