Lightning from recent thunderstorm started a small fire July 12 inside the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park, along the Montana-Wyoming border. At about the time this footage was recorded at 6 pm, the fire had grown to about five acres.
The Blacktail Fire was reported shortly after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. It is located a little over a mile north of the entrance to Blacktail Plateau Drive, which is along the road linking Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction.
Due to its location, dry conditions, and a forecast for dry thunderstorms Friday, the decision was made to suppress this fire.