Yellowstone’s Pocket Fire Contained, While Maple and Fawn Fires Grow

Pocket Fire has been contained, while Maple Fire continues to grow in Yellowstone National Park. Fawn Fire has also grown slightly.

According to a Yellowstone press release, crews in Yellowstone have Pocket Fire “100 percent contained” and plan to have it fully controlled by Saturday afternoon, August 13. We last reported the fire measured only an acre in size. However, due to its relative proximity to both Old Faithful and West Thumb, crews started immediate fire suppression measures, with three firefighters and three smokejumpers on the scene. A helicopter was also called in to provide water drops.

Maple Fire, meanwhile, has grown to 297 acres. Earlier today, we reported that Maple Fire was burning at 218 acres. Crews have also taken the precaution of wrapping the Cougar Creek patrol cabin in aluminum, in case the fire spreads that way.

Finally, Fawn Fire, which has been burning since last week, is currently burning on 936 acres.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are still in place for Yellowstone National Park. There are no new trail and campground closures in place.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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