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Fire at Crater Lake puts Rim Village, Park HQ on Level 1 'Be Ready' evacuation notice

Fire officials say the Bybee Fire burned 150 acres as of Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy InciWeb

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK - Crater Lake National Park issued a Level 1 Evacuation Notice for Rim Village and Park Headquarters effective at 3:30 p.m., August 2, 2016.

The Level 1 notice informs residents and visitors to “Be Ready” for a potential evacuation of Rim Village and Park Headquarters in the event that the Bybee Creek Fire approaches these areas.

Level 2 evacuation notices urge people to "Get Set"; a Level 3 notice indicates "GO" - evacuate now.

"Current or projected threats from the approaching fire indicate that there may be a need to evacuate in the future," the park service said in a press release. "Mazama Village and other areas in the park are not affected by this Level 1 notice."

The fire had burned 720 acres and was 10 percent contained as of Tuesday morning.

Fire managers closed a section of the Rim Road as the fire began sending burning embers aloft toward the road and the caldera of Crater Lake.

The road is now closed from the North Junction to the intersection of West Rim Drive and Munson Valley Road.

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Dutton Creek Camp to the PCT parking lot on North Entrance Road. Rim Trail is closed from Rim Village to North Junction as well. The Lightning Creek Trail is also closed.

Park visitors: check the park website, Facebook, or Twitter, as well as InciWeb for current status and updates.


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