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Fire crews still fighting National Creek Fire as temperatures rise this weekend

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CRATER LAKE, OR (KPTV) -

The National Creek Fire is reported to be a little more than 16,700 acres as of Saturday, and fire crews are still working to contain the flames.

Firefighters are preparing for rising temperatures through the weekend that will create unstable air and increase fire activity.

Crews are continuing to strengthen and build contingency control lines in the area.

Officials say that the Boundary Springs Trail, Bald Crater Loop Trail, Bert Creek Trail are still closed.

Area closure orders have been issued for the Rogue River-Siskiyou and Umpqua National Forests south of Hwy 230 as well.

Crater Lake National Park has been opened. Park visitors are asked to use caution while driving, reduce speed, keep headlights on and avoid stopping near the fire.

The National Creek Fire started August 1, and is now 70 percent contained.

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