A highway leading into Yellowstone National Park remains closed because of a wildfire burning in neighboring Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming.
Fire spokeswoman Karen Miranda says prospects aren’t good for opening the road anytime soon because the fire is burning along the highway, which leads to the South Entrance of Yellowstone.
The fire started in Grand Teton National Park, and has now burned onto he Bridger-Teton National Forest. The lightning sparked fire has grown to over 6,000 acres.
Travelers coming from the south can still access Yellowstone through Idaho and the park’s West Entrance.
The fire has burned about 11 square miles, forcing the evacuation of about 50 people from a lodge and cabin operation and several campgrounds. Thirty horses also have been evacuated.
In Yellowstone, four fires are burning but all major visitor areas and roads remain open. The largest fire has burned about 42 square miles between West Yellowstone, Montana, and Madison Junction.