Yellowstone's Antelope Fire Responds To Drier Weather

Yellowstone's Antelope Fire Responds To Drier Weather

The largest of this year's 11 fires started in Yellowstone National Park continues to burn. Karen Tuscano Fire Information Officer tells us the Antelope Fire has now burned over 4,000 acres in the park:

The fire was started by lightening on September 14th and is located around the Washburn lookout.

And even though sometimes people assume a park fire is bad, that is not necessarily true, especially in places like Yellowstone that are considered to be “fire adapted” ecosystems, Karen tells us:

And, to boot, she says watching a natural fire can be pretty amazing:

Though not the same as watching it in real life, you can see whats happening with the Antelope fire by viewing it on the Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout Web Cam.

http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmu...

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