New Fire Starts In Yellowstone National Park
A second fire is now active in or near Yellowstone National Park, according to a news release Tuesday afternoon.
The lightning-ignited Folsom Fire in the Tower-Roosevelt area of the park is located within the 1988 North Fork Fire scar, in the headwaters of Blacktail Deer Creek on the Blacktail Deer Plateau.
Smoke from it may be visible from the Grand Loop Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower-Roosevelt.
The fire was seen during a reconnaissance flight on the way to the Shoshone National Forest on Saturday.
During the same flight, the Hayden Fire was observed and has been declared out.
The Folsom Fire does not pose a threat to park visitors. Public and firefighter safety is the first priority for park managers.
All roads leading into and through the park are open.
You can track fire activity in the park here.