- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Firefighters have stopped the growth of a wildfire burning on the west side of Yellowstone National Park.

The fire is burning about 4 miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana. It has burned nearly 200 acres.

Officials say they have contained about 20 percent of the fire and expect to make more progress over the next couple of days.

About 80 firefighters are working to put it out.

It is one of six fires burning mainly in remote areas of the park. All major tourist areas remain open and unaffected.



The largest fire has burned about 21 square miles on Yellowstone’s western side. It’s near the road between West Yellowstone and Madison Junction, but the road remained open although motorists were warned to be aware of smoke.

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