The Antelope Fire is located on the east slope of Mount Washburn and northeast of Dunraven Pass in the north-central section of Yellowstone. The lightning-ignited fire was discovered Tuesday afternoon burning in sage and grass in a drainage near Antelope Creek. Drier, gustier weather pushed the fire upslope into an area within the perimeter of the 1988 North Fork Fire, which could stall its ability to move further. Rain is in the forecast for tonight and Monday, which could stall the fire further.
The Antelope Fire is located in the backcountry well east of the road linking Canyon Village, Tower Fall, and Roosevelt Lodge. When actively burning, a smoke column may be visible from the road, and on the Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout Webcam.
No roads, campgrounds, or trails are closed because of either fire. It poses no threat to visitors.