Fire near Neah Bay prompts evacuations, school closures

NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials say a wildfire on the Olympic Peninsula has forced more than 100 people to evacuate neighborhoods in Neah Bay. Nearby schools have closed. Makah Tribal Chairman T.J. Greene told the Peninsula Daily News that residents reported the blaze to emergency dispatchers Thursday morning when embers began falling near Hobuck Lake. Greene said the cause was not known. He said no one has been injured. Cape Flattery School District superintendent Michelle Parkin said Neah Bay’s elementary, junior high and senior high schools were closed Thursday and would be closed Friday.