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Wildland Fire Activity in the Park

When fires occur in Yellowstone they are posted on a Fire
(jpg) which shows the names, locations and status of fires during the current season. For more information about fire conditions, restrictions and recent activity, see our news page, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Wildland Fire Program

Our Wildland Fire Program pages explain how fires are managed within the park, and contain a wealth of information on fire ecology and the role that fire plays in the ecosystem.


Fire Activity During the Current Season

ID # Name of Fire Cause Start

1401 Rescue Creek Human 06/24/14 Out 0.1
1402 Landslide Lightning 7/4/2014 Out 0.1
1403 Specimen Lightning 7/5/2014 Out 0.1
1404 Line Human 7/24/2014 Out 0.1
1405 Grouse Lightning 8/14/2014 Active

See Yellowstone's Archived Fire Reports for past fire activity through 1999.

Where to get more information on active fires

1. InciWeb (an interagency system that tracks fire-related incidents across the U.S.),
2. Yellowstone's Twitter page
3. News pages

The Teton Fire page provides additional info about other fires burning in the Greater Yellowstone Basin.

For questions about fires while visiting the park, contact Visitor Services.

Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.