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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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Lone Star Fire growth: Almost 800 acres

Lone Star Fire

We’re in the prime Yellowstone fire season, so it’s no surprise that the Lone Star Fire growth is now measured at almost 800 acres, as it moves northeast and away from the developed Old Faithful area.

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Lone Star Fire closes Grand Loop Road near Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park

UPDATE: The new Lone Star Fire temporarily closed the Grand Loop Road south of Old Faithful — between Old Faithful and West Thumb, including the Craig Pass — on Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. due to smoke.

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100% success: No positives among pending Yellowstone COVID-19 testing

North Entrance 2020

There were 43,019 reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States today, but none of them came from Yellowstone National Park, as NPS officials reported that all pending Yellowstone COVID-19 testing came back negative.

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No new Yellowstone COVID-19 cases as of mid-July

North Entrance 2020

Despite a surprising number of visitors to the park in July, another round of testing yielded no new Yellowstone COVID-19 cases as of mid-July.

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Yellowstone fire danger now rated very high

Midway Geyser Basin crowds, NPS

With the summer season upon us and anecdotal evidence of crowds returning, it’s important to note that the Yellowstone fire danger is now currently rated as very high by the National Park Service.

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If it’s August, it’s Yellowstone fire season

Yellowstone National Park

If it’s August, you know it’s Yellowstone fire season–and sure enough, with the fire danger high, we’ve seen the first two wildfires of the 2020 Yellowstone summer season.

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First Yellowstone COVID-19 positive tests reported

Yellowstone social distancing

We have the first Yellowstone COVID-19 positive tests in the books, as two concessions employees and three separate visitors reported symptoms and subsequently tested positive.

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Old Faithful Overpass Bridge issues will force traffic delays

Old Faithful Inn

With the Old Faithful Overpass Bridge closed because of safety concerns, getting to and from the Old Faithful area will be a challenge for the time being.

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Habituated Yellowstone black bear put down

After a habituated Yellowstone black bear entered a backcountry campsite and bit several campers before raiding the group’s food cache, rangers made the decision to kill the bear.

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