Alum Fire: An infrared flight last night estimated the fire size at 7,070 acres. The fire is currently receiving moderate rain and this has slowed the fire growth. When actively burning, the Alum Fire can produce a tall smoke column visible for several miles. There is an ongoing potential for the temporary closure of the road linking Fishing Bridge Junction and Canyon Village. The latest road status information is available 24-hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.
As a precaution, structure protection efforts are already underway in Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, and Bridge Bay should the fire advance toward those areas in the coming days. While area evacuations are not imminent, preparations are underway to assist residents and visitors in leaving the Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, and Bridge Bay areas in the event that an evacuation is necessary in the coming days.
Impacts to visitors and area residents: All roads leading into and through the park and the surrounding forest and all campgrounds, lodging, stores, and visitor services are open. Updated park road information is available 24-hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.
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