East Entrance Reopens
Yellowstone National Park – The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is set to re-open to traffic at 8 o'clock this morning.
The park's east entrance has been closed since Sunday, because
of the threat posed by the Columbine Fire.
The lightning-caused fire started just before dark Thursday
evening, southwest of Sylvan Pass and the park's East Entrance
road. Park rangers temporarily closed the road between the East
Entrance station and Fishing Bridge, about 4:15 Sunday afternoon.
The fire was less active yesterday; and the weather forecast is
favorable for the coming days. That prompted Incident Commander
Mark Grant to recommend reopening the road to traffic.