Two Yellowstone fires aren’t impacting tourist areas so far

A pair of small wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park are not impact tourist areas at this point, park officials say.

The latest fire was discovered last Saturday on the Blacktail Deer Plateau, near where a major fire from 1988 was. So far the fire has burned about 3/4 of a square mile.

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A second fire has been burning in a remote area on the west side of the park since July 20th. Smoke from the fire is visible from the Grand Loop Road in the northern portion of Yellowstone.

It is believed that both fires began by lightning strikes.

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