New fire starts in Yellowstone


A new fire has started in Yellowstone National Park, according to the National Park Service.

The Folsom Fire is about 0.1 acres in size and located within the 1988 North Fork Fire scar in the headwaters of Blacktail Deer Creek on the Blacktail Deer Plateau.

Smoke will be visibleĀ from the Grand Loop Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower-Roosevelt. The fire was discovered during a reconnaissance flight on Saturday.

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So far the Folsom Fire poses no threat to park visitors, and all roads leading through the park are open, according to the NPS release.

There are currently two fires burning in Yellowstone.