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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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Why the surprisingly robust 2020 Yellowstone visitation? Thank COVID-19

Midway Geyser Basin, July 2020

In what’s been a most unusual season, 2020 Yellowstone visitation is as robust as ever, even though Yellowstone National Park is operating at less than full capacity, with plenty of services and lodgings shut down. So why are the crowds so robust? Blame the COVID.

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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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Giantess Geyser awakens after six-plus years

Giantess Geyser

Taking another break from a long slumber: we saw a Giantess Geyser eruption for the first time since January 2014, a spectacular site broadcast worldwide via Yellowstone webcam.

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Lone Star Fire now at 850 acres

Lone Star Fire

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.

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Storms stymie Lone Star Fire spread

Old Faithful Inn sprinkler test

Bad weather is good news, as heavy rain and thunderstorms halt the Lone Star Fire spread, and the Grand Loop Road between the developed Old Faithful area and West Thumb Junction is reopened.

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Lone Star Fire grows to 821 acres

Lone Star Fire

More Lone Star Fire growth yesterday, as increased temperatures and gusty winds fueled an expansion to the east in Yellowstone National Park.

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