Crescent Fire closes north entrance to Crater Lake National Park

Crescent Fire, Aug 13 Photo by Lucinda Nolan
Crescent Fire, Aug 13. Photo by Lucinda Nolan, PIO.

Firefighters have closed the north entrance road to Crater Lake National Park in southwest Oregon due to activity on the Crescent Fire. The blaze is part of the National Creek Complex that also includes the National Fire on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Both fires started during a series of lightning strikes on August 1, 2015. They are being managed under a full suppression strategy although the tactics may differ between the Park and Forest.

Crescent Fire map
The red dots represent heat detected on the Crescent Fire at 1:10 p.m. PT, August 24, 2015. The yellow dots are from the previous six days. We are looking south. Crater Lake can be seen beyond the fire. (click to enlarge)

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.