Yellowstone Fire Grows, Park Remains Open
Wildfires in Yellowstone National Park cover 6,500 acres, but the park remains open to visitors. Park officials are advising people with asthma to stay away.
Park Service spokesman Linda Miller told CNN the fires do not pose any danger to visitors, and are not expected to destroy any buildings in Yellowstone. The smoke from the fires are affection air quality, and visitors have to take a 280-mile detour to get from one end to the park to the other. 230 firefighters are on site.
Lightning starts around twenty fires in Yellowstone every year, and most of them die out by themselves. The fire season in Yellowstone is expected to end soon, as snow could fall later this week.
"It's a natural part of this environment. It's part of the ecology and it's a natural attraction for some people,"
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