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Crater Lake ceremony welcomes new citizens to U.S.

CRATER LAKE, Ore.– On a mildly smoky morning at Watchman Overlook in Crater Lake National Park, 12 foreign-born candidates became new citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony Saturday. Considered a special ceremony held at the location once per year, …

Fire near Crater Lake 65% contained

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. – Firefighters say they’ve nearly completed a line around the entirety of the Timber Crater 6 Fire burning in Crater Lake National Park. Containment of the 3,125-acre wildfire is now at 65%. 712 fire-fighting personnel continue to …

Heat shield protects structure from Blanket Creek Fire

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. – Wildland firefighters work hard to keep flames as far from structures as possible, but what happens when the fire gets too close? Firefighters have many options, including removing fuel from around any structures and using sprinklers …

National Guard to support Crater Lake fires

Salem, Ore.- Governor Kate Brown has authorized an additional 125 members of the Oregon National Guard to assist in the fire suppression and provide additional resources for fire fighters dealing with wild fires across the state, primarily around Crater Lake. In a …

Smoke from wildfires impacting Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, Ore. – Tourists and locals headed to a normally-scenic Oregon attraction may want to reschedule their trips. Multiple wildfires burning around Crater Lake are creating smoky conditions impacting views and air quality in the park. The lighting-caused Blanket …