July 30, 2016 8:45 a.m.
The Bybee Creek Fire has grown to 120 acres as of late Friday.
The fire is burning two miles west of Crater Lake. Fire crews and aerial resources continued to work on containing the fire yesterday. Officials with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership say that two heavy tankers worked on the fire until late in the afternoon. Single engine air tankers continued to drop water on the fire last night.
The fire is burning in dead and downed timber on relatively flat terrain. It’s in the Rogue River watershed. Officials say that firefighting tactics are taking sensitive aquatic resources into account.
There are numerous public events in the area this weekend. Crater Lake National Park remains open to the public. Visitors should not be impacted directly by firefighting activities but may see smoke and increased air traffic.