As of 8:25 p.m. Thursday, August 11, Maple Fire has grown to 218 acres.
Maple Fire, burning northeast of West Yellowstone, was first reported earlier this week, when a smokejumper aircraft en route to Fawn Fire spotted it. At the time, it was burning on a one-quarter acre. We previously reported that Maple Fire had grown to about 10 acres.
There have been no substantive changes in the spread of either Fawn Fire or Pocket Fire, at this time.
According to Inciweb, the fire is expected to spread northeast, burning through grass, heavy downfall, and stands of immature lodgepole. Crews are monitoring the fire from a “vantage point” just off the West Entrance road. They are prepared to wrap a seismic monitoring unit if necessary—should the fire threaten it.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are still in effect for Yellowstone National Park.