Schneider Springs Fire

A view of the Schneider Springs Fire looking into the Bumping River valley just north of Old Scab Mountain on Sept. 1, 2021.

Unseasonably cold weather and a little more rain aided efforts Sunday on the Schneider Springs Fire northwest of Naches.

Temperatures in the 40s and 50s were recorded, along with a light coating of snow at elevations above 6,000 feet on Sunday, according to a report from the fire incident command team. Rainfall of 0.02 inches was observed early Sunday. Fire activity has been minimal because of the weather.

Monday was the first day of a drying trend that is expected to persist through the week, with temperatures climbing back into the 60s and 70s.

The lightning-caused fire, first spotted Aug. 4, is at 104,853 acres. It is 31% contained, with 500 people assigned.

Evacuation notices remained the same on Monday. Closures of public land in the fire area remain in effect.

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