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Yellowstone to Lift Fire Restrictions

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Date: August 23, 2007
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2010
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 23, 2007 07-82
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2010 or 344-2012

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE

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Yellowstone to Lift Fire Restrictions

Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures will allow for fire restrictions to be lifted in Yellowstone National Park beginning at 6:00 p.m. this evening.

The temporary fire restrictions were put into place to protect people, property and the area’s natural resources due to fire activity and hot dry conditions in the park. These restrictions could again be put into effect should hot, dry weather conditions resume, increasing fire danger.

Open fires in both the backcountry and frontcountry of the park are permitted only in established fire rings or grates, and must be fully extinguished before leaving the site. Self-contained, gas -burning camp stoves and lanterns are also permitted.

Smoking is prohibited in all thermal areas.

- www.nps.gov/yell -

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.