Firefighters respond to fire in Grand Teton National Park

MOOSE, WY (KIFI/KIDK)- - Teton Interagency firefighters responded to the Leigh Canyon Fire Saturday afternoon after reports of smoke in the area.

Fire management staff are monitoring the fire and looking into management options for the long term management of the fire.

It is about one mile above Leigh Canyon from the west side of Leigh Lake, which is about 7,600 feet in elevation in Grand Teton National Park.

The size of the fire is estimated to be around three and a half acres with some spotting of downed logs in avalanche debris which caused smoke to visible from the roads.

The cause is under investigation.

The fire is being closely monitored by both ground and aerial resources.

It is in a remote area and priority is firefighter and public safety.

Grand Teton National Park has evacuated three Leigh Lake backcountry campsites.

Backcountry permits are not being issued for some campsites on Mount Moran.

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