Boundary Fire update, 8-18-2016

August 18, 2016 Posted by: Yellowstone Fire Information

Firefighters made good progress on the Boundary Fire Wednesday constructing direct saw and hand line around the fire's edge. The Midewin Hotshots arrived aiding to progress in the afternoon and a hose lay and pumps were put in toward the end of the day around the fire. The spot fires found on Tuesday have been lined and completely mopped up.

On Thursday an additional 20-person Type 2 initial attack crew will be arriving. Firefighters are expecting to have water to the fire and start mopping up hot spots along the fire's edge, securing the perimeter of the fire and working to the interior.

Weather on Thursday is expected to be mostly cloudy with temperatures 55-65 degrees, humidity 47-57 percent and winds 5-15mph from the northeast. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible throughout the day and into Friday.

All roads leading into and through the park are open. All park visitor facilities, including park concession-operated services, and businesses in surrounding communities are not impacted by the fires and remain open. Fire information officers will be staffing information boards around the park and will able to answer questions from visitors.

Currently there are six fires burning within Yellowstone National Park.The Tatanka (Buffalo) Complex consists of the Fawn, Maple, Buffalo,Thumb and Grayling 2 fires. The Boundary fire is being managed separately from the complex with a separate Incident Commander and resources. Information on these fires can be found on Inciweb and on the parks website.Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place within Yellowstone National Park Information about these restrictions can be found on our Current Fire Activity page.

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Last updated: August 18, 2016

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