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Fire being monitored in Grand Teton National Park


A fire in Grand Teton National Park is being monitored by authorities, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

The fire is located one mile above Leigh Canyon on the west side of Leigh Lake at about 7,600 feet, according to the release.

It was detected on Saturday, but by Sunday the fire was less visible.

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It is about three and a half acres in size with some spotting. The cause is unknown.

Several campsites in the area were evacuated as a precaution, and backcountry permits have been withheld for areas around Mount Moran, Leigh Lake, Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes, Bearpaw Bay and Little Grassy Island

Dry, warm and breezy weather is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, according to the release.