CASPER, Wyo. — Hikers in Yellowstone National Park spotted a fire on Wednesday, July 17.
They were hiking the Sevenmile Hole Trail in the park when they spotted the fire, according to a National Park Service news release.
The park service says that the fire was starting by lightning. Their Thursday release said that it was about 0.1 acres in size.
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“The fire is smoldering on a steep rocky slope and is not accessible by foot thus the fire will be monitored from the canyon rim by firefighters,” the park service said.
The fire does not currently pose any risks to visitors.
It is located near the Yellowstone River, about three miles east of Canyon Village.
The National Park Service provides information about all fire activity in the park online.
Fire danger is listed as moderate.
“There are no fire restrictions currently in place in the park,” the parks service states. “Campfires are only permitted within fire rings in our campgrounds and some backcountry campsites.”
“All campfires must be cold to the touch before leaving. Soak, stir, feel, repeat. Fireworks are not allowed in the park or on other federal lands.”