DARRINGTON — A 216-acre wildfire burning near Darrington is about 50 percent contained and Sunday marked the first time the fire did not grow.
The fire began July 30 near Suiattle River Road. Flames spread across federal land, including the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Crews, helicopters, engines and water continued to be used in the firefight. On Saturday, firefighting crews totaled 356 people. About 100 were sent home on Sunday with an estimated 147 people expected to continue battling the blaze on Monday, according to a spokeswoman.
The U.S. Forest Service has closed forest land near the Suiattle wildfire, including the popular Boulder Lake and Huckleberry trail heads.