Woman falls through trail into hot water at Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The National Park Service says a hiker burned her leg and ankle when she fell through a dirt trail into a pool of 170-degree water at Yellowstone National Park.

The park closed an area called the Artists' Paintpots following Thursday's accident.

Park officials say Jeanette Hogan of Utah stepped on a rain puddle on the trail when the crust gave way and she fell into the previously undiscovered pool of hot water.

She was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. A hospital spokeswoman says she was treated and released. Her age and hometown weren't immediately available.

Park geologists are evaluating the Artists' Paintpots area, south of Norris Junction. The parking lot and trail there will remain closed until it can be reopened safely.