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Several fires still burning in Yellowstone

Several fires still burning in Yellowstone National Park

Sep 21, 2012 - The Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Dry conditions are helping to keep a handful of wildfires burning inside Yellowstone National Park.

Light to moderate smoke still hangs in the air over much of Yellowstone, though much of that smoke is from wildfires burning outside the park.

The biggest fire within Yellowstone is the more than four-square-mile Cygnet Fire five miles southwest of Canyon Village. Nine miles to the southeast of Canyon Village, the Dewdrop Fire has burned about two square miles.

Some backcountry areas remain closed because of the Dewdrop Fire.

The Range Fire has burned about 400 acres eight miles southwest of Tower Fall.

Fire danger in Yellowstone continues to be classified as "extreme." No campfire restrictions are in place but park officials urge visitors to be careful with fire.

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