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Yellowstone Insider editors bring you up-to-the-minute information about what's happening at Yellowstone National Park.

Three-year-old suffers burns in Yellowstone thermal area

Yellowstone National Park

Despite some high visitation numbers this year, we have not had to report many stories like this: earlier today a three-year-old suffered second-degree burns to the lower body and back after slipping from a trail into a Yellowstone thermal area.

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Old Faithful bridge work to run through late October

Old Faithful bridge work

The Old Faithful bridge work that closed down the southbound overpass and caused officials to reroute traffic is now expected to run through late October.

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Still no Lone Star Fire growth, but spread expected

Lone Star Fire

Still no Lone Star Fire growth in the past few days, but Yellowstone National Park officials expect to see some with warmer temperatures and drier conditions.

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No recent Lone Star Fire spread, but that should change

Lone Star Fire

Cool, wet weather put a hold on the Yellowstone National Park Lone Star Fire growth, but warmer, drier weather in the upcoming week should give it ample fuel for a future spread.

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Lone Star Fire expansion now at an estimated 3,346 acres

Lone Star Fire expansion

Lone Star Fire expansion was rapid in the last day, with the size of the Yellowstone wildfire now doubled at an estimated 3,346 acres, thanks to favorable weather conditions and lots of mature growth in its path.

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Lone Star Fire widens after hitting mature growth

Lone Star Fire widens

The Lone Star Fire widens to 1,500 acres after favorable weather conditions pushes new activity toward a mature, unburned forest of spruce, fir, and lodgepole pine.

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After stall, Lone Star Fire growing

Lone Star Fire

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.

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Weather impacts Lone Star Fire status

Lone Star Fire status

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.

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No growth in Lone Star Fire territory

Yellowstone defensible space

A report from InciWeb shows no growth in the 960-acre Lone Star Fire territory as of this morning, with a cool front bringing in continued winds and light precipitation.

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Gusty winds fuel Lone Star Fire spread

Lone Star Fire map

Warm temperatures and gusty winds boosted a Lone Star Fire spread to 960 acres yesterday, as the blaze moved into unburned pockets along the fire’s edge throughout the day.

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