Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire at 2,800 Acres; Growth is to South

Right now there’s little fire-fighting activity going on, except monitoring on the north side to ensure facilities at Tower Fall are protected. And the only fire activity is to the south side, where the Antelope Fire is moving through regenerated land already wiped out by the 1988 fires. Helicopter bucket drops were used to cool the area off until afternoon clouds and light precipitation calmed fire behavior. Still, because the fire continues to provide valuable ecological benefits for Yellowstone’s ecosystem (burning out old underbrush, mainly), firefighters are not expending many resources to fight it.

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