Burned area from the June Fire, courtesy: Inciweb

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has lifted boating restrictions on Yellowstone Lake after a large portion of the lake was closed to accommodate airplanes scooping up water to fight a wildfire.

Fire officials had planned to use the two scooper planes for the next week or so to dump water on a three-square mile fire outside the park that’s threatening 200 homes.

However, the park said the planes had been released from the fire Saturday night.

A community meeting to discuss the fire was planned for Thursday afternoon at the Park County Library in Cody.

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The blaze is burning in mountain timber about 35 miles west of Cody.

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