Fire burning in Crater Lake National Park grows to 325 acres - KPTV - FOX 12

Fire burning in Crater Lake National Park grows to 325 acres

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CRATER LAKE, OR (KPTV) -

A fire burning in Crater Lake National Park just two miles from the lake reached 325 acres on Sunday.

The Bybee Creek Fire started July 28.

Firefighters said warm temperatures allowed the fire to become very active Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters worked to keep the wildfire east of the Pacific Crest Trail, south of the Lightning Springs Trail and west of Crater Lake Rim Drive.

The Pacific Crest Trail was closed from Dutton Creek Camp north to the Pacific Crest Trail parking lot on North Entrance Road. Lightning Springs Trail and backcountry camp were closed.

The park remained open to visitors over the weekend.

Nearly 200 people were working to contain the fire. Containment was estimated to be 5 percent Sunday.

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