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Lightning ignites the firstwildfire of the year in Yellowstone

Hikers detected the first wildfire of the year in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday on the Sevenmile Hole trail.

The lightning-ignited 0.1-acre fire, called the 7 Mile Hole Fire, is located three miles east of Canyon Village, near the Yellowstone River.

The fire is smoldering on a steep rocky slope and is not accessible by foot, so firefighters will monitor the fire from the canyon rim.

Currently, the fire does not pose a threat to park visitors.

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