The big change in the fire: the National Park Service has signed off on the management of the fire to the Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team, led by Incident Commander Wayne Cook, as of 8 a.m. Sunday.
The fire is south of Middle Creek and is visible from East Entrance Road (Hwy. 20), but no closures are in effect due to the fire.
The main activity to date: two engine crews evaluated and improved structure protection, such as sprinkler systems, near the East Entrance’s developed area. Engine crews and other fire personnel monitored the fire from along the road and vantage points on ridges. The Lewis and Clark Wildland Fire module is working with the Park County, Wyoming, Fire District, to evaluate the existing structure protection plan for the North Fork Highway to the East Entrance.
Top photo by Matt Heinz. Middle photo courtesy of National Park Service. Bottom photo courtesy of the Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team.
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