The Yellowstone Lake closure announced yesterday has already been lifted, according to Yellowstone National Park officials.
Yesterday, we reported crews fighting the June Fire in Shoshone National Forest, 13 miles from Yellowstone’s East Entrance, had permission from the park to use water from Yellowstone Lake on the fire. As such, portions of Yellowstone Lake would have been closed to motorized and non-motorized watercraft.
According to a Yellowstone press release, crews decided not to use the lake as a water source, opting instead to “[release] the water scooping planes from the incident.”
According to Inciweb, the June Fire has grown slightly while crews have secure 17% of the perimeter. Officials still say they expect the fire to burn through September.
A public meeting has been scheduled for today, July 23, 2017 at the Park County Library in Cody, Wyoming about the fire.