|Above: These Oregon National Guard members have been |
mobilized to fight wildfires near Crater Lake National Park.
Having finished their wildland firefighter refresher courses, today more than 100 members of the Oregon National Guard are traveling to help with fires in and around Crater Lake National Park.
The Guard members have experience in wildland fires from their mobilization in the busy fire season of 2015. They will expand the state's response capabilities by helping with mop up operations on the more than 10,000 acres in the High Cascades Complex. The Complex encompasses the Blanket Creek and Spruce Lake fires as well as several smaller fires.