Contact Us

Crystal Mountain Evacuated As Norse Peak Fire Rages

The Norse Peak Fire continues its steady growth toward 20,000 acres as flames force the evacuation of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort.

This morning fire managers reported that yesterday fire growth on both the Norse Peak and American fires forced evacuations in the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and surrounding neighborhoods to the west and the Bumping Lake area south.

A Level 3 Evacuation Notice has been issued for Pierce County residents in the Gold Hill Community, Pick Handle Basin and the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort. Bumping Lake is also under a Level 3 evacuation.

Level 3 is a “Go” situation as current conditions could pose immediate threats to life and safety. Residents might not be allowed to return until conditions are safe.

To the east, the fire crossed the eastern wilderness boundary north of Hell’s Crossing. Spotting occurred in the southern region of the fire with increased fire activity along State Road 410. Structure protection personnel installed or are working to install hose lays in the summer tract areas and plumb the facilities for sprinklers and will continue working toward the east.


  • In Pierce County, Crystal Mountain Blvd and State Route 410 between mile posts 66 to 69.
  • Hwy 410 in Yakima County, mile posts 70 to 89. Area closed is from Chinook Pass to Bumping River Road.
  • The 1900 or Little Naches Road is closed at the intersection of 1900 and 1902. Kaner Flat and Little Naches campgrounds and the Little Naches Summer Home tract remain open.
  • Bumping River Road and the trails north of the road are closed to access. Facilities and amenities along the road to the lake such as Goose Prairie, the Bumping Lake Marina, Chinook Outfitters, etc. are closed.
  • The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Chinook Pass to Government Meadow.

Best of KATS

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kat House quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kat House contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.