Camers and other park visitors to Yellowstone National Park were being warned about hazards on area roads Sunday as firefighters worked to extinguish a wildfire blocking an entrance to the popular park.
According to reports, the fire, which began last month in neighboringGrand Teton National Park, was blocking Yellowstone’s south entrance, near the resort town of Jackson, Wyo. Wildfire managers were letting the fire continue to burn on Jackson Lake’s west side, where no buildings or people are threatened, The Associated Press reported.
There are several fires burning within the park. The decision on managing each fire in the park is based on current and predicted conditions as well as the risk to human life and property. View fire info on InciWeb.
Reported on 8/23/16
Road closure: Highway 89 between Flagg Ranch on the north and Leeks Marina on the south, effectively closing the south entrance to Yellowstone. Park visitors wishing to enter/exit Yellowstone through the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park will be unable to do so.
Trail & campsite closures: South Boundary Trail from the South Entrance east to the junction with the Snake River Trail (west of Fox Creek Cabin). The section of the Heart Lake Trail from the junction with the Basin Creek Cut-off Trail down to the South Boundary trail.The section of the Snake River Trail from the junction with the Basin Creek Cut-off Trail (south of 8B5) to junction with South Boundary Trail (north of 8C2). The Harebell Cut-off Trail from Harebell Cabin to 8C4.The South Boundary Trail from the South Entrance west to the junction with the Beula Lake trail. CLOSED Campsites: 8C1, 8C2, 8C7, 8C4, 8C6, 8B2.