Roosevelt Arch

Roosevelt Arch at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is seen in this 2010 photo.

A human-caused fire was contained near the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park on Friday evening.

Park officials reported the fire began at around 6 p.m. Friday and spread to about 4 acres between the North Entrance Station and the Gardner River. That includes a half-acre spot where the fire hopped to the other side of the river.

Although it’s known the fire was human-caused, law enforcement is still investigating the circumstances. Anyone who was in the area and can provide information should call the park’s 24-hour anonymous tip line at 307-344-2132.

The north entrance road was closed for about 90 minutes while the fire was spreading. The Old Gardiner Road stayed open.

Crews from the park, Gardiner and Paradise Valley contained the fire. National Park Service wildland crews were out mopping up Saturday.

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