This will be the last Fire Update unless significant fire activity occurs.
The Antelope Fire, caused by lightning, was discovered Tuesday, September 14 on the lower northeast slope of Mount Washburn in the north central section of Yellowstone National Park.
Unseasonably hot, dry weather Thursday, September 30 resulted in another large smoke plume burning in the mature timber on the east side of Yellowstone River.
The Antelope Fire poses no threat to park visitors or area residents at this time. No roads, lodging, campgrounds, or other visitor services are closed due to the fire.
Yellowstone National Park is a fire adapted ecosystem, and fire plays an important role in maintaining the health of the area’s wildlife habitat and vegetation. The Antelope Fire is being managed both to protect people and property and to enhance the area’s natural resources by safely and effectively using available firefighting resources.
When actively burning, the Antelope Fire is producing a large smoke column visible for several miles in all directions, and from the Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout Web Cam at http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm .
|Date of Origin||Tuesday September 14th, 2010 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||North central section of Yellowstone National Park|
|Incident Commander||Jason Gib|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday October 23rd, 2010 approx. 12:00 AM|
Lodgepole pine regeneration from 1988 fires. Open meadows of 2"high cured grass.
The fire showed little movement however continues to hold heat and in the portion east of the Yellowstone River.
The type 3 organization will transfer command to a type 4 organization as of Wednesday morning.
Monitoring.....this will be the last 209 unless activity increases.
The fire is being managed for resource benefit objectives. This will be the last 209 unless activity increases.
|Wind Conditions||9 mph NE|