WPR News
3:09 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

More help arrives to fight Yellowstone fire

Laramie, WY – The wildfire burning inside Yellowstone National Park has grown from half an acre to about 500 acres in three days. And more and more people are arriving to fight it. Right now there are a total of 170 people engaged in the suppression effort. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the fire is burning in the backcountry.
"It certainly is moving to the northeast, it is a long way from the roadways, but we want to see that it stays there."
As of this afternoon, the blaze was not threatening any structures, and it hasn't closed any roads or trails. The Bridge Bay campground is about seven miles away. Nash says fire officials are hopeful they will get more of the fire under control today. Right now only 20 percent of the fire is considered contained.