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Firefighters hope to reopen Yellowstone entrance Tuesday

Visitors watch the morning sun illuminate the Grand Tetons, partially obscured by smoke from nearby wildfires, as seen from within the Great Room at the Jackson Lake Lodge, in Grand Teton National Park, north of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Sunday, Aug 28, 2016. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)
Visitors watch the morning sun illuminate the Grand Tetons, partially obscured by smoke from nearby wildfires, as seen from within the Great Room at the Jackson Lake Lodge, in Grand Teton National Park, north of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Sunday, Aug 28, 2016. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)
Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Wildfires burning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks grew some over the weekend, but not as much as what firefighters expected under the red flag conditions.

In Grand Teton, firefighters were able to make progress in their efforts to reopen a highway that has forced closure of the south entrance to Yellowstone. If things go well Monday, they hope to have the road open to traffic on Tuesday.

In Yellowstone, all other entrances and roads are open and all major tourist attractions are unaffected by the fires other than some smoke in places.

The largest fire in Yellowstone has burned about 52 square miles since it started Aug. 8 by lightning.

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