- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park has just two small wildfires burning and neither is threatening any park resources.

A wildfire was discovered Wednesday by the park helicopter and is estimated to be a tenth of an acre in size.

It is located in a wooded area about 10 miles west of Fishing Bridge and two miles south of Hayden Valley in the central portion of the park.

The National Park Service says the fire was likely caused by lightning.

Another wildfire has been burning on the Promontory Peninsula at the south end of Yellowstone Lake. It was reported on Aug. 24, and is currently 16 acres and not very active.

Both fires are being monitored.

The fire danger in Yellowstone is rated high.


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