Home » Greater Yellowstone »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Yellowstone’s Alum Fire Grows From 3 to 4000 Acres Over Weekend

August 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming No Comments
Alum Fire

Fires in Yellowstone National Park have grown significantly over the weekend, although they primarily remain in a managed status.  However, one that is causing much concern is the Alum Fire which is in the back country west of Mud Volcano and burning eastward toward the thermal feature and the Grand Loop Road.  That fire this weekend grew from three acres to 4000, most of that growth on Saturday.  Speaking from the fire lines Sunday, Park Spokesman Al Nash said that movement could lead the park to have to close off a portion of the road in the fire’s vicinity. However, Nash quickly stresses that the fire is localized to the Mud Volcano area;  and despite rumors that are circulating about the fire activity, it will not impact visitation to the rest of the park.  Nash says it wasn’t as hot and dry in Yellowstone Sunday as it was Saturday when the fire exploded from three to three-thousand acres. Additional firefighting resources are on their way to the park to assist with protection of the road corridor, the boardwalk in the Mud Volcano, and the nearby power line.  Meanwhile, the Druid Fire high on Druid Peak over the Lamar Valley grew to 60 acres with smoke and flames visible from the road now.  The Alder Fire on the peninsula at the south end of Yellowstone Lake has grown to nearly 1000 acres and is visible from around the lake.

Photo: Alum Fire from Mt Washburn Fire Lookout

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]