- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park firefighters have contained a wildfire burning between Old Faithful and West Thumb and hope to have it controlled by Saturday.

The fire began Wednesday and firefighters immediately attacked it. They have kept it to less than an acre in size.

Better weather conditions have helped firefighters keep several new Wyoming wildfires largely in check Thursday and Friday.

A fire burning in the Shoshone National Forest east of Yellowstone and northwest of Cody grew slightly Thursday. The fire has burned about 2 square miles and is threatening about 95 structures.

Progress was expected Friday on another new fire burning about 20 miles southwest of Meeteetse.

Firefighters Thursday evening attacked a new fire that started in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway between Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks.

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