Month: August 2013

Yellowstone Fire Update

Alum Fire: The Alum Fire burned less actively Monday compared to the weekend. Absent was the towering afternoon smoke column which developed both Saturday and Sunday. It grew by about 500 acres and the fire perimeter is now estimated to cover 4,500 acres. Due to concerns for public safety arising from increased activity on the More Info »

Fire Update – Snake Fire

The Snake Fire was discovered shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, August 5, burning along the boundary between the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Yellowstone National Park, approximately three miles east of Yellowstone’s South Entrance. The area received numerous lightning strikes last Wednesday, and is the likely cause of the fire. Hot, dry conditions prompted More Info »

Steamboat Geyser Erupts

Steamboat Geyser erupted for the first time in 8 years on July 31st 2013.  Steamboat geyser is the worlds tallest active geyser and it’s eruptions can reach heights of 300 feet. It’s intervals have been as long as 50 years and in 1964 it erupted a record 29 times. NBC News has video of the More Info »