A normal crew of 30 firefighters, five engines and two helicopters have been dispatched to the Tower Falls/Roosevelt Lodge area, where they’ll join with an additional helicopter to protect the historic facilities. There will be no active firefighting efforts: though the Antelope Fire is only 20 percent contained, the strategy is to let the fire burn itself out. The combination of warm temperatures and low humidity should help this process over the next few days.
Meanwhile, the Agate Creek Trail, Specimen Ridge Trail, and backcountry campsite 2Y1 are all closed. No roads are closed at this time.
We’re at the end of the Yellowstone season: several services, including the Canyon General Store, close at the end of the weekend.
Above: the current view from the Mount Washburn webcam.
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