Druid Complex Fire Update - Sept. 6, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Al Nash or Dan Hottle
Fire Information Line (307)242-7422
Visitors should have mostly good weather for visiting Yellowstone National Park’s vistas and viewing the abundant wildlife into the weekend. Carry along a light rain jacket for those brief periods of showers, but take caution if lightning becomes active in your area.
The Alum Fire is smoldering in close proximity to the Grand Loop Road corridor between the Mud Volcano site and the Fishing Bridge. For public safety, the Park/ Incident are maintaining the closure of the west-side highway pullouts designated by orange cones between Nez Perz Ford and LeHardy’s Rapids.
Fire activity was still light on all fires with visible smoke reported on the Alder, Alum, and Druid fires. The campgrounds on the west-side of Promontory Point have been cleared of charred snags but the general area still has potential fire activity and will remain closed. The campsites (5L8, 5L9) on the northeast portion of Promontory point are being opened.
Fire managers will be taking an aerial reconnaissance flight late this afternoon to observe fire movement in the past few days. Of special concern will be the Druid fire which has visible smoke from the highway but no easy access to actually determine any needs or public safety concerns.
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Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.