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Lake Whatcom Fire 50% contained; helicopter will drop water on north flank

Fire managers 'feeling really good about this,' DNR says

A helicopter drops water on the Lake Whatcom Fire as smoke emerges from the trees from the fires being extinguished.
A helicopter drops water on the Lake Whatcom Fire Tuesday, Aug. 29. The fire is 50% contained as of Friday, Sept. 1. A helicopter will drop water again on Friday to help secure the north flank of the fire. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Audra Anderson Assistant Editor
SUDDEN VALLEY — The Lake Whatcom Fire, now estimated to be 40 acres, is 50% contained headed into
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