There’s been a slight growth in the Lone Star Fire over the past few days, as crews continues to clear flammables in developed areas along the Grand Loop Road near Old Faithful.
The growth of the fire to roughly 850 acres, with the most active areas around the southeastern flank and spot fires to the east and northeast. These areas will be monitored in upcoming flights.
Firefighters continue fuel reduction work in developed areas along the Grand Loop Road from Old Faithful to West Thumb Junction. Yesterday, an engine crew removed trees close to the Old Faithful cell tower. Another crew worked at the water treatment plant, cutting and chipping trees in order to create a larger buffer around the structures. Today, some hazard trees near the road between Old Faithful and West Thumb Junction may be cut, causing short traffic delays on the Grand Loop Road, which remains open.
With the lack of robust growth and favorable weather conditions–warm today, with a cool front moving through beginning tomorrow morning–plans for containment could be altered.
Additional closures include Lone Star Geyser Trail and:
- The following trailheads are closed due to the Lone Star Fire: Lone Star, Howard Eaton, DeLacy Creek.
- The following trails are closed due to the Lone Star Fire: Howard Eaton, Lone Star, Bechler River Trail north of campsite 9D4, North Shore Shoshone Lake Trail, DeLacy Creek Trail, Shoshone Lake Trail north of campsite 8T1 (no travel through the Shoshone Lake Geyser Basin), East Shore Shoshone Lake Trail (north of campsite 8S1).
- The following campsites are closed due to the Lone Star Fire: OA1, OA2, OA3, 8G1, 8R1, 8R2, 8R3, 8R4, 8R5, 8S2, 8S3, 8S4, 8S5.
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