Colder weather and frost are impacting the Lone Star Fire status, as fire crews will continue to monitor the biggest fire of the summer, which isn’t spreading but smoldering and retaining heat in many spots.
Though there’s no rain in the 10-day Yellowstone weather forecast, lower nighttime temperatures will continue to impact the fire. In a week the forecast calls for below-freezing overnight temperatures.
This may be the last report you receive; Yellowstone officials and InciWeb say they will not provide any more Lone Star Fire status reports unless things change. We’ll continue to monitor the Lone Star Fire.
You can view a larger version of the fire map here.
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.
Lone Star Fire plume rising along the Continental Divide south of an Old Faithful eruption. Photo by Clayton Hanson, Fire Information.
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