Columbine Fire Almost Extinguished

Laramie, WY – The fire near the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park was doused with an inch and a half of rain over the weekend and is nearly out.

Mark Grant is the incident commander for the Columbine fire. He calls the fire parked, meaning that it's not going anywhere.

"People will see smoke occasionally coming out of the fire, but we wouldn't expect much fire growth," he said.

Many crew members have already left the Columbine fire to help with other wildfires burning in the west, but Grant says protections will remain around the buildings that were threatened. That includes the Pahaska Tepee Resort, a lodge built by Buffalo Bill Cody more than a century ago.