Crater Lake Nat’l Park warns of possible evacuations

0802 Bybee Creek FireCrater Lake Nat’l Park, Ore. – Crater Lake National Park has notified visitors and residents to “be ready” on Tuesday for a possible evacuation of the Rim Village and Park Headquarters in the event that the Bybee Creek Fire approaches the area.

Park officials said Mazama Village and other areas of the park are not affected by the notice.

Visitors are encouraged to check the park website (www.nps.gove/crla), Facebook, Twitter, as well as InciWeb (http://www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4899) for current updates.

The South Central Oregon Incident Management Team says the Bybee Creek Fire became more active Monday afternoon, spotting up toward the Rim Road and into the caldera.

Fugitive retardant drops and constructing a fire line are the main strategies to keep the 720-acre fire from reaching the ridge line.

Parts of the Pacific Crest Trail and the Rim Road are closed. The fire is still only 10% contained.

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