Crater Lake issues Level 1 evacuation notice

This photo provided by, shows smoke from Bybee Creek Wildfire drifting over Crater Lake, Ore., July 30, 2016. The wildfire burning west of Crater Lake National Park has grown to more than 400 acres as of Tuesday, and the park remains open, but fire officials say West Rim Drive could be intermittently closed over the next couple of days. (Cheryl Chipman/ via AP)

CRATER LAKE, Ore. - Crater Lake National Park has issued a Level 1 Evacuation Notice for Mazama Village, effective at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 27.

The level 1 notice informs residents and visitors to "be ready" for a potential evacuation of Mazama Village, including employee dormitories and trailer sites, in the event that the Blanket Creek Fire approaches these areas.

Current or projected threats from the approaching fire indicate that there may be a need to evacuate in the future, however, there are no mandatory evacuations at this time.

Rim Village, park headquarters and other areas in the park are not affected by this Level 1 notice.

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