Parts of Yellowstone Closed Due to Fire - News, Sports and Weather

Parts of Yellowstone Closed Due to Fire

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Less than 48 hours after Yellowstone National Park opened up the South Entrance near Grand Tetons, they've had to shut down, and even evacuate another portion of the park.  
A wildfire near the Slough Creek Campground forced visitors to leave the area.  This is the first visitor facility within the park to be affected by wildfires. 
The Slough Creek Campground is the smallest of the developed campgrounds in Yellowstone with 23 sites and is located north east of the Tower Junction about 30 miles east of the North Entrance. 

Fire spokesman Bill Swartley says the blaze burned actively overnight and firefighters were working past midnight to suppress spot fires being started ahead of the main burn.
This is one of 5 burning fires in Yellowstone, with the largest burning nearly 60 square miles.  Workers are still trying to keep that one from spreading beyond the parks western boundary.
All park entrances are open along with a few other major tourist facilities.

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