“Brimstone” Makes Total of Four Current Fires in YNP
Written by andrew-rossi on August 28, 2019
Another new fire has been detected in Yellowstone National Park.
The half-acre Brimstone Fire was detected on Monday afternoon on the east shore of Yellowstone Lake. Officials say the small blaze was likely caused by lightning, and is burning in a spruce and fir forest.
For safety reasons, the Brimstone Bay campsite near the Thorofare Trail is closed until further notice. However, due to low fire activity, the Thorofare Trail itself remains open.
The Brimstone Fire comes a few days after the reports of the discovery of another fire, the Wyodaho Fire, which is also in a remote area of Yellowstone.
As of right now there are four active fires in the Park, only one of which is over an acre in size. The largest fire currently being monitored in the Park is the Pollux fire, on the eastern boundary of the Park, which as of yesterday had been mapped at 30 acres.