South of Mount Adams, Washington (KIRO) Firefighters used tinfoil to protect a historic ranger station from a wildfire south of Mount Adams this week.
The Department of Natural Resources said the tiny Gotchen Guard Station was built in 1909 and is used as the headquarters for the Mount Adams District of Gifford Pinchot National Forest through 1916.
Its rangers administered grazing activities, a primary use of the national forest through the 1940s.
Officials said as of Sunday, the Mount Adams wildfire started because of lightning and has burned 6,075 acres. Only four percent of the fire has been contained.
There are 578 personnel involved with containment of the fire, and no injuries have been reported.