Monday, August 26, 2013

8/26/2013, 3:30pm: Afternoon fire update

Firefighters continue to make progress protecting structures and resources. After a few days of hard work, they've finished removing fuels near Government Camp in the Lake area. They'll continue working to build hand line, monitor existing fires, and develop structure protection plans.

Fire managers flew over the fires again today, and observed smoke rising from the Alum, Alder, Druid, and Snake fires. We've also heard reports of single tree-torchings that can be seen from Mud Volcano. This was expected--fire behavior has been minimal today, and will likely be so for the foreseeable future.

All roads leading to and through the park are open. Labor Day Weekend is coming up--if you haven't made vacation plans, consider Yellowstone National Park!

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