Wildfire spotted in Yellowstone National Park near eastern boundary

Fire managers intend to monitor the Pollux Fire.
Posted at 4:30 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 23:26:08-04

A wildfire burning in a remote area of Yellowstone National Park was spotted on Aug. 3, according to a park press release.

Yellowstone’s Mount Washburn fire lookout detected the Pollux Fire near the eastern boundary of the park in the Pollux Peak vicinity. Lightning is the suspected cause.

On Tuesday the fire was 29 acres in size and did not pose an immediate threat to established trails, backcountry campsites, or patrol cabins.

Park officials said fire managers intend to monitor the Pollux Fire and smoke may be visible in the areas of Sunlight Basin and Crandall in Wyoming.