Yellowstone fires grow in hot, dry weather

Aug 19, 2013 The Associated Press

JACKSON -- Two of five wildfires burning in remote parts of Yellowstone National Park are growing in hot, dry weather.

The fire are still small.

Park officials say the Druid Fire is estimated to be burning on 13 acres while the Alder Fire has grown to about 50 acres by Friday morning. They're expected continue growing during the day.

All the Yellowstone fires are being monitored.

Meanwhile, three smokejumpers and a helicopter are working to stop a new wildfire burning in the northwest corner of John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway. While the fire is far from trails and roads, Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says it has the potential to spread in thick forest.

Stopping the JDR Fire now will help conserve firefighting resources which are being stretched by fires in Idaho and Utah.

It was reported Thursday afternoon.

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