Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Little Fire Growth In Yellowstone National Park Yesterday

Cool and wet weather continues to limit fire growth in Yellowstone, although crews expect activity to increase within Maple Fire’s perimeter.

In addition, crews expect more smoke from the Buffalo Fire today as more logs left by the 1988 fire continue to smolder.

Although rain and snow has checked fire growth over the past several days, crews say warmer weather and lower humidity is expected starting today.

A reminder: the road into Slough Creek is open for the first half-mile up to the gravel pit—for anglers to access fishing spots.

Air quality around Yellowstone is still expected to be good. See the full report here.

According to a Yellowstone press release, there has been no reported growth in Maple Fire. As mentioned, crews expect the perimeter to be active, with smoke coming as the fire moves through duff and logs. Crews are nearly done rehabilitating control lines and continue to patrol the fire’s edge.

Buffalo Fire, meanwhile, has grown to 12,693 acres, a mere 498-acre increase. Crews continue to monitor the Slough Creek area. You can see Buffalo Fire from the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout – Northeast Webcam.

Fawn Fire, meanwhile, posted a scant four-acre gain and now measures 2,706 acres. It remains unstaffed.

Central Fire, meanwhile, grew only one acre and measures 1,442 acres. It too remains unstaffed. You can see Central Fire from the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout – South Webcam.

Finally, Jasper Fire has no gains and still only measures 0.1 acres. It remains unstaffed.

Fawn, Central and Jasper Fires continue to be monitored from the air.

With the exception of the Mammoth-Norris road, all park roads are currently open. All visitor facilities not affected by seasonal closures, both NPS- and concessionaire-operated, are open at this time.

About Sean Reichard

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

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