Yellowstone's Antelope Fire has expanded
LARAMIE, wyo – After growing by about 13 hundred acres on Tuesday, Yellowstone's Antelope Fire is continuing to expand. Fire Information Officer Marianne Baumberger says the fire has jumped the Yellowstone River, and it's sending up a big column of smoke.
"It spotted over across the Yellowstone and into an area of some heavy timber that's kind of sandwiched between the 2002 Broad Fire and some 1988 burn."
Baumberger says the fire now totals almost four thousand acres, but it's not putting any structures in danger. She says Yellowstone fire officials are also keeping a close look on a fire burning near the park's east entrance, called the Arthur 2 Fire. Helicopters are available and engines are in place, should they become necessary.