Bacon Rind Fire Grows; Basin Creek Fire Starts
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 14, 2018
The Bacon Rind Fire west of Yellowstone National Park grew over the weekend, impacting trails in the northwest corner of the Park.
Officials say that warm temperatures, drier air and higher winds over the weekend fueled growth on the fire, which is located on the Western border of Yellowstone. As of yesterday, it was reported to be around 1320 acres. Fire managers don’t believe the fire will grow much this week, due to lower temperatures and increased moisture.
An area closure is now in place, although all roads and visitor facilities in the Park remain open.
And a new fire was detected on Saturday just south of Heart Lake in the Park. The Basin Creek Fire was just .2 acres as of yesterday, but prompted precautionary closures of some backcountry sites.
(photo of Basin Creek Fire)