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Berry Fire Closes Yellowstone’s South Entrance Again

Yellowstone’s South Entrance has been closed once again due to activity from the Berry Fire in Grand Teton National Park.

According to Teton Interagency Fire, red flag conditions spurred growth over the past few days. Both Flagg Ranch and the Scheffield Campground in Bridger-Teton National Forest have been evacuated. Yellowstone rangers are stopping southbound traffic at Grant Village.

As of writing the fire is north of Glad Creek and spotting across Grassy Lake Road east toward U.S. 89.

In late August, the Berry Fire temporarily closed the Park’s South Entrance and led to several evacuations and closures in Grand Teton. The road reopened a little over a week later. The closure is believed to have contributed to lower than expected visitation numbers for the month of August 2016 in Yellowstone.

According to Inciweb, Berry Fire now measures 14,780 acres.

UPDATE: Yellowstone has realeased additional information regarding the closure and future action planned. Read the full story here.

About Sean Reichard

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

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