Bybee Creek Fire

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Bybee Creek Fire


Approximate Location

42.924 latitude, -122.212 longitude

Incident Overview

Smoke from the Bybee Fire is visible in the distance, trees in the foreground.

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As of 8am on August 8th, the West Rim Road reopened to the public for the first time in a week. This comes a day after the Pacific Crest Trail and Rim Trail also reopened. Fire personnel and vehicles will still be present, especially along the West Rim Road and the public is asked to be aware of extra caution signs and adhere to all warnings. Road construction that began before the fire started will also continue on West Rim Road and drivers should expect short delays. The Temporary Flight Restriction over the Bybee Creek Fire was also lifted.

Throughout the coming days, visitors may still see smoke as small unburned islands within the fire perimeter continue to burn and also as trees fall. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail should be extra cautious and stay on the trail. Smoke may occasionally be visible from the small spot fire burning in the caldera, which is surrounded by a natural barrier of pumice.

Approximately 150 fire personnel and four helicopters will continue operations around the fire including patrolling the fireline, mop-up operations, and removing fire related equipment from the area.

On Tuesday, August 9th at 6am, the Pacific Northwest Type I Incident Management Team that has been overseeing the incident will transition the incident back to a local incident commander and resources.

Fire Restrictions: Crater Lake National Park Stage Level 1 fire restrictions remain in effect. For more information visit:

Closure: Lightning Springs Trail and backcountry camp are closed.

This will be the last update for the Bybee Creek Fire. For future information, please visit:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 28th, 2016 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationBybee Creek
Incident CommanderIC Winkler

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size1,072 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday August 09th, 2016 approx. 08:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue to hold and patrol fire line. Mop-up control line, continue suppression repair, and remove equipment.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours - smoldering, creeping

24 hours - smoldering, creeping

48 hours - smoldering, creeping


The Bybee Creek Fire continues to be visible from Crater Lake Rim Drive and surrounding mountain peaks. Fire activity is confined to isolated creeping and smoldering associated with pockets of unburned fuel. Spot fire within the Crater Lake Caldera is contained by natural barriers, but may continue to be visible.

The incident is now being managed as a Type 4 incident.

Unit Information

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Crater Lake National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 7 Crater Lake OR 97604 Oregon
Crater Lake, OR 97604

Incident Contacts

Jennifer Evans
Phone: 541-594-3002

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