New remote fire detected in Yellowstone

The Wahb Fire burns in a remote area of Yellowstone National Park on Sept. 1, 2019. (Yellowstone National Park Photo)

The Yellowstone National Park public affairs office has released information on a new, remote fire that has been detected.

The Wahb Fire near Cache Creek is in the northwest corner of the park and was ignited by lighting, according to the report.

So far it is at a half-acre in size and fire activity is “minimal.” There are no closures in the area and campsites and trails remain open.

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The fire will be monitored by staff. If it becomes more active, smoke may become visible in the Lamar Valley.

Fire danger in Yellowstone remains high. The Wahb fire is one of four active fires in Yellowstone, including the Pollux, the Wyodaho and the Brimstone.