A wildfire near Darrington continues to burn Wednesday. (Northwest Washington Incident Management Team)

A wildfire near Darrington continues to burn Wednesday. (Northwest Washington Incident Management Team)

Suiattle wildfire continues to burn east of Darrington

DARRINGTON — A wildfire continued to burn east of Darrington on Wednesday.

The U.S. Forest Service has closed forest land near the Suiattle wildfire, including the popular Boulder Lake and Huckleberry trailheads.

The fire didn’t appear to grow much overnight, officials reported Wednesday. Smoke in the area has reduced visibility so it’s difficult to accurately assess the fire’s size.

Crews on Wednesday worked to strengthen containment lines with support from helicopter water drops. The firefighting team ordered more engines, crews, helicopters and other resources.

The fire began Sunday near Suiattle River Road. Flames have spread across federal land and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

No structures or campgrounds were threatened. Officials have asked people to avoid the area because of smoke and emergency vehicle traffic.

A community briefing was planned Wednesday night at the Darrington Community Center.

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