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Druid Complex Fire Update - Sept. 7, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.

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Date: September 7, 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
September 7, 2013 13-071Q  

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

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DRUID COMPLEX FIRE UPDATE
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Fire Information Line (307)242-7422
www.druidcomplex.blogspot.com
Recorded Fire Update (307)344-2580
Email Yellowstone.fire.info@gmail.com


Saturday, September 7 to End of Season 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Last update unless significant fire activity occurs

Yellowstone National Park currently has six active fires burning. The Druid Fire in the
northeast near Lamar, the Alum and Calderon near the Fishing Bridge, the Alder Fire on the
Promontory at the south end of Yellowstone Lake, and the Snake and Passage Fires near the
south boundary of the Park. All of these fires are being managed jointly as the Druid Complex.

The Alum Fire is still smoldering in close proximity to the Grand Loop Road corridor between
the Mud Volcano site and the Fishing Bridge. Small amounts of smoke from the fire are visible
intermittently from the Mud Volcano area. All these fires will likely continue to smolder in the
down fuels until a season ending event involving significant rain or snowfall. For public safety,
the Park/Incident are maintaining the closure of the west-side highway pullouts designated by
orange cones between Nez Perce Ford and LeHardy’s Rapids.

Fire activity remains light on all fires with visible smoke also being reported on the Alder and
Druid fires. The campsites 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 were opened yesterday.

An aerial reconnaissance flight planned for yesterday was postponed due to weather and is
being planned for late this morning if weather permits. Still of special concern will be the Druid
fire which has smoke visible when traveling easterly on Highway 212 from Tower Junction
towards Lamar Ranch.

Additional information can be found on the web at:

www.druidcomplex.blogspot.com  - for updates as they become available
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/5382
Twitter @YellowstoneNPS
Facebook at YellowstoneNPS
Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/yellowstonenps/sets/72157635186710997/
Yellowstone National Park Website http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
Web Cams at http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

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