Posted: Aug 9, 2013 2:52 PM by MTN News
A new, small, 2-acre fire was reported in the northeastern region of Yellowstone National Park. Lightning from recent thunderstorms is to blame, officials say.
The Druid Fire is located approximately two miles north of the Northeast Entrance Road. It's on the northern aspect of Druid Peak overlooking the Lamar Valley.
The fire is burning in heavy spruce timber and is being monitored by park fire crews.
Officials say smoke my be visible at times from the road, but no closures are noted at this time and the fire poses no threat to visitors.
Currently, the fire danger in Yellowstone National Park is "High".
This is the second lightning-caused fire reported in Yellowstone this week. The Snake Fire, at approximately 200 acres, continues to burn on the Yellowstone National Park/Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary near the park's South Entrance.
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