Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

South Entrance Reopens After Berry Fire Flare-up

U.S. 89 and Yellowstone’s South Entrance are once again open after being closed temporarily.

Sunday, September 11, activity from the Berry Fire prompted the sudden evacuation of the South Entrance and Flagg Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Several fire engines were dispatched to fight the fire. You can see a photo of the Berry Fire below from September 11, courtesy of Inciweb.

berry-fire-september-11-courtesy-of-inciweb

This is the second time this year Berry Fire closed Yellowstone’s South Entrance. Last time, the road was closed for eight days.

According to Inciweb, Flagg Ranch and the adjacent convenience store are still closed at this time. Grand Teton officials urge visitors to drive cautiously on this stretch of road, as crews are still fighting Berry Fire.

According to Inciweb, Berry Fire measures 20,801 acres. Crews say they expect to contain the fire Saturday, October 1st at the earliest.

Rain and snow continues to curb fire activity in other parts of Yellowstone National Park.

About Sean Reichard

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

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