Firefighters Battling 93 Hundred Acre Blaze In Yellowstone Park

09.29.09 | FL News Team

Yellowstone National Park remains open while 230 firefighters try to douse a wildfire that has scorched 93-hundred acres so far. The lightning-sparked Arnica Fire began on September 13th, but wasn't discovered until ten days later. The fire is east of the park's main attraction, Old Faithful. Gusty winds on Monday fanned the flames. The blazed caused the closure of the park's main road. Visitors wanting to travel from one end of the park to the other must now take a 280-mile detour. A park official says there have been some cancellations by tourists because of the blaze, but added the fire is more of an inconvenience for visitors than it is dangerous. There's no word on how much of the fire has been contained.