08/20/13 @ 1700: The Grand Loop road between Fishing Bridge and Elk Antler Creek has been closed for the Alum Fire. Travel between Canyon and Lake is no longer possible, and traffic must detour through Old Faithful. Also closed is US 212 between Red Lodge and the MT/WY state line. The new Rock Creek Fire is 200 acres, and is located 5 miles south of Red Lodge. Guests may detour via WY 296 from Cooke City towards Cody and north to Belfry, MT, then to Red Lodge. This fire was likely human caused (although officially undetermined at this time), please be careful out there. The Emigrant Fire is also blowing up at the moment. Aside from the small 7 1/2 section of road north of Fishing Bridge, all park services and roads remain open to visitor travel. These closures may last a few days.