In Focus: Mount Rainier Shrouded in Smoke at Sunset Tuesday


Mount Rainier is pictured beyond the haze east of Packwood on Tuesday evening. Smoke from the Goat Rocks Fire can be seen throughout viewpoints along U.S.  Highway 12. The blaze, located 7 miles northeast of Packwood, was estimated to be at 80 acres in size as of Monday. Forest Service officials met with Packwood residents on Tuesday to discuss the fire. Find full coverage from that meeting on the front page of this edition of The Chronicle. For updates on the fire throughout the week, visit