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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?

Summer Crowd at Old Faithful.

At peak summer levels, 3,500 employees work for Yellowstone National Park concessioners and about 800 work for the National Park Service.