Wet Weather Eases Fire Danger
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 28, 2018
A new fire has been reported in Yellowstone National Park, but the recent wet weather has lowered the park-wide fire danger level to moderate.
The .1 acre Prospect Fire was detected on Friday, and is located about 5 miles southwest of Tower-Roosevelt. There are no closures in place due to the lightning-caused fire, but it is being monitored. The other active fire in the Park, the Bacon Rind Fire, is being managed in cooperation with the Custer Gallatin National Forest. That fire has consumed just over 2,000 acres so far.
However, Park officials say that the recent rain and snow, along with forecasted precipitation for the Greater Yellowstone Area, will slow the fire activity in the immediate future.
The East Entrance to the Park was closed temporarily yesterday due to snowfall, falling rocks and slick conditions on Sylvan Pass.
– Photo by Susan Patrick