Weather and Wildfire Events

Weather and Wildfire Events

Wet weather ends fire season around region – October 13, 2009

Today’s rain, coupled with cooler temperatures and rain forecast for the rest of the week, will bring an end to the season effective Wednesday.

Desert Ridge Wildland Fire continues burning at Crater Lake National Park – July 21, 2009

A 180 acre wildland fire in Crater Lake National Park is closer to being contained. The fire began during a July 3rd lightning storm, is now forty percent contained and a 100 percent containment date is estimated for mid-August. The fire is located about one mile west of the Pumice Desert, Oregon.

Whitney Wildfire nears containment at Crater Lake National Park – July 21, 2009

The 92-acre Whitney Wildland Fire continues burning a half-mile West of Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance Station. The Whitney fire started on July 17th, however, it is suspected by fire officials to have been smoldering undetected for two weeks from a July 3rd lightning storm that also started the Desert Ridge Wildland Fire.

Rim Drive at Crater Lake closes for season – November 3, 2008

The North Entrance Road and Rim Drive at Crater Lake National Park are now closed for the season. However, Highway 62 through the park and the road to park headquarters and Rim Village remain open.

Crater Lake snow total back to average level – November 5, 2008

It only took one good day and night of snow to help Crater Lake National Park get back to average.

Parts of wilderness area, Crater Lake park reopen: Cooler weather, rain help firefighters control Middle Fork Fire – October 9, 2008

Areas of the Sky Lakes Wilderness and portions of Crater Lake National Park have been reopened after the Middle Fork Fire prompted closures.

Crater Lake facilities closing down: Crater Lake Lodge to close Sunday for the season – October 7, 2008

People visiting Crater Lake National Park should be prepared for winter, and reduced services. Closed facilities include the Annie Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop, Rim Visitor Center, Mazama and Lost Creek campgrounds, and the Mazama Motor Inn.

Meeting set on Middle Fork Fire – September 23, 2008

The U.S. Forest Service will host an informational meeting on the Middle Fork Fire from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Community Involvement Club in Fort Klamath.

Middle Fork wildfire hits 17,869 then slows down – September 23, 2008

The Middle Fork fire burning across Sky Lakes Wilderness, Crater Lake National Park and the Fremont-Winema National Forest has slowed to a crawl.

Weather helps Royce Butte Fire – September 20, 2008

Containment of a fire that threatened areas of northern Klamath County and forced the evacuation of more than 100 homes and the closure of Highway 58 earlier this week is expected by Sunday.

Fire burns into Crater Lake: Growing Middle Fork fire spreads into remote portion of the park – September 20, 2008

A forest fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness more than doubled in size and spread into a remote southwestern portion of Crater Lake National Park and areas of the Fremont-Winema National Forests.

Middle Fork blaze heads toward Crater Lake – September 19, 2008

A fire burning east of Prospect nearly doubled in size in a day and is burning into Crater Lake National Park, the Forest Service said Thursday.

Rattle Fire keeps highway 138 closed for weekend – September 12, 2008

Highway 138 will remain closed over the weekend on a four-mile stretch in the Umpqua National Forest. That includes the major route to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake.

Hiking trails closed down by wildfire – September 11, 2008

A wildland fire in the Sky Lakes Wilderness grew to about 1,800 acres Wednesday, and fire managers have closed more trails in the area around the fire.