CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — The Pumice Fire is burning 25 acres inside Crater Lake National Park as of Tuesday morning and there is no containment at this time. According to officials at Crater Lake, one week ago on Tuesday, July 22nd, the Park received numerous lightning strikes. On Monday, July 28th, at about 11:15 a.m. a fire was discovered in the Pumice Flat area in the south end of the park. It is believed that the lightning strikes from a week earlier caused the flames.
In total there are more than 55 personnel battling this fire, including crews from Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service and Park crews. Park officials said that “aggressive suppression action is being taken at this time,” however, there is no containment date set yet.
At this time, no structures are threatened and Crater Lake remains open to visitors. Hikers on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail may be impacted in the upcoming week and may experience delays.