Though cooler weather, rain and frost stalled the largest Yellowstone wildfire of the year earlier this week, we’re now seeking Lone Star Fire growing again, albeit at a slow pace.
After stalling out at 960 acres for several days, the Lone Star Fire is spreading again, but only to 1,020 acres, as estimated this morning. Warmer weather and gustier winds were responsible for the growth. The growth is reported on the InciWeb site.
Lone Star Fire growing doesn’t seem to be a surprise to the 52 fire-management personnel still monitoring the wildfire: weather will play a large role in determining the fire status. Cooler temperatures are on the way beginning Monday, with nighttime lows approaching freezing and no appreciable rain in the forecast. The focus will be on safeguarding buildings in the developed Old Faithful area, though most growth in the last 48 hours has occurred on the Northern and Eastern flanks.
Photo: The edges of the Lone Star Fire continue to smolder in a mature forest southeast of Old Faithful. By Ernie Walker, Branch Director.
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