Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire Slows; Grand Loop Road to Reopen; Fight Moves to South

The fire is now estimated to be 2,400 acres and at 20 percent containment, as the growth of the fire slowed today. Today’s main task was securing a firebreak along Antelope Creek and the Grand Loop Road. Maintaining the firebreak is important, so crews will remain in the area, potentially slowing traffic in the newly opened areas.

The fight is now moving to the south, where the fire is moving through regenerated areas impacted by the 1988 fires. If necessary, crews will burn out areas to the south and southwest to slow down any more growth.

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