Bybee Creek Fire grows in Crater Lake Nat’l Park

0805 Bybee Creek Fire 2Crater Lake Nat’l Park, Ore. — Firefighters are continuing to battle at a fire burning in Crater Lake National Park.

The Bybee Creek Fire, which started July 28th, has burned over 1,125 acres is still only 12% contained.

On Thursday, firefighters said they were able to complete a strategic burnout of the northern flank of the fire. The growth of the fire was primarily from these types of burnout operations.

Ash from the fire was said to have fallen on the nearby Rim Village. However, the fire did not get any closer to the village. More ash fallout is expected on Friday.

Firefighters said crews are still monitoring a small fire burning in the Crater Lake caldera.

While some roads and trails are closed, the park remains open.

377 total personnel are working on the fire, along with eight helicopters and two fixed wing air tankers.

The cause of the fire is still not known.

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