Posted: Aug 9, 2013 4:01 PM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 9, 2013 4:36 PM
The Snake Fire, burning three miles east of Yellowstone's South Entrance Station, is still at 0 percent contained at an estimated 200 acres.
Officials say the fire, located along the boundary of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Yellowstone National Park, was lightning caused.
Using a helicopter and a 25-person crew to battle the blaze, officials say that efforts are being jointly managed by the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park are all in "High" fire danger.
Park officials say that all roads leading into and through the parks and the forest and all campgrounds, lodging, stores, and visitor services are open. The fire poses no threat to visitors or area residents.
There are closures to the area: The Snake River trail south of the Basin Creek Cut-Off and the Snake River Trail Junction to the junction with the South Boundary Trail west of campsite 8C2 and the Harebell Cut-Off Trail north of Harebell Patrol Cabin to its junction with the Snake River Trail are closed at this time.
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