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North entrance to Crater Lake reopens as crews continue to fight wildfire

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Crater Lake North Entrance was covered in a metallic material to protect it from fire  (Photo: Crater Lake National Park Facebook page) Crater Lake North Entrance was covered in a metallic material to protect it from fire (Photo: Crater Lake National Park Facebook page)
CRATER LAKE, OR (KPTV) -

Officials say the north entrance of Crater Lake will reopen Friday, August 28.

The entrance had closed August 1 after the National Creek Complex fire reached the area.

Smoke may persist and further temporary closures may be necessary depending on fire behavior or suppression actions.

The Pacific Crest Trail from the park’s north boundary to the junction with Lightning Springs Trail remains closed for the safety of hikers until all danger from spotting has passed.

The Boundary Springs Trail, Bald Crater Loop Trail, and Bert Creek Trail also remain closed at this time.

The National Creek Complex Fire is now 40 percent contained.

Firefighters are taking advantage of the favorable weather, and looking for spotting outside of containment lines and mopping up any hot spots along Highway 230, Highway 138 and the North Park Entrance Road.

All park roads and facilities are open. Smoke within the park has been intermittent and limited depending on wind direction.

Viewing conditions can be variable throughout the day and range from hazy to clear.

For more information, visit Crater Lake’s website for updated information or to view real time conditions from the park’s webcams.

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