- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) - A wildfire burning southwest of Crater Lake spread to more than 700 acres, prompting an evacuation warning for some parts of Crater Lake National Park.

The warning alerts park residents and guests to be prepared to go if the situation worsens.

Fire spokeswoman Lucinda Nolan said Wednesday the blaze was 12 percent contained, and crews are trying to keep the fire east of the Pacific Crest Trail and west of Crater Lake Rim Drive.

The park remains open, and Nolan says it’s still possible to drive the East Rim, enjoy the views from Rim Village and take a boat ride around the lake.



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