Since the beginning of August, a wildfire continues to burn inside of Yellowstone National Park. At one point last week, one of the fire blocked off a main entrance into the park. A 10-mile stretch of U.S. 89/191/287 was shut down on Aug. 22 when the fire crossed the highway. That entrance has now reopened Tuesday, even through the fire continues to rage on.
The fire was started by lightning in July, in neighboring Grand Teton National Park. Five fires are actively burning inside of Yellowstone National Park. The fire has burned 55 square miles, or less than two percent of the land that comprises Yellowstone.