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Wildfire burning in Crater Lake National Park

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Photo: U.S. Forest Service. Photo: U.S. Forest Service.
Photo: U.S. Forest Service. Photo: U.S. Forest Service.
CRATER LAKE, OR (KPTV) -

A wildfire has burned 50 acres in Crater Lake National Park.

The Bybee Fire was discovered in the park Thursday afternoon. By 10 p.m., it had grown to around 50 acres with no containment, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire was burning near the junction of the Lightning Springs Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

While the terrain in the area is generally flat, the fire is burning in dead and downed timber with reports of numerous spot fires.

Helicopters, rappellers, smokejumpers and single engine air tankers are all involved in the firefighting efforts.

The Pacific Crest Trail was closed Friday due to the fire.

The park remained open to visitors, however, with the Britt Orchestra and Ensemble scheduled to perform Friday and Saturday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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