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Lightning Starts Small Fire In Northeast Yellowstone

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Date: August 9, 2013

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2013     13-063    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Lightning Starts Small Fire In Northeast Yellowstone

Lightning from recent thunderstorms has started a small fire in the northeastern region of Yellowstone National Park.

The Druid Fire was reported early Friday afternoon. It is located approximately two miles north of the Northeast Entrance Road on the northern aspect of Druid Peak overlooking the Lamar Valley.

The fire is estimated to be two acres and burning in heavy spruce timber. It will be monitored by park fire crews.

Smoke may be visible at times from the road. However, no roads, campgrounds or trails are closed because of this fire, and it poses no threat to visitors.

The fire danger in Yellowstone National Park is currently “High.”

This is the second lightning-caused fire reported in Yellowstone this week. The Snake Fire, at approximately 200 acres, continues to burn on the Yellowstone National Park/Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary near the park’s South Entrance.

Updated information on the Snake Fire can be found on the Web at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3600/ or by phone 24 hours a day at 307-344-2580.

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