Boundary Fire update, 8-19-2016

August 19, 2016 Posted by: Yellowstone Fire Information

Firefighters are continuing to make good progress on the Boundary Fire, mopping up to secure the fire's edge. On Thursday a hose lay was completed and water was brought to the fireline aiding in extinguishing embers along the fire's edge. Cloud cover part of Thursday helped with firefighter efforts.

Friday crews will continue to secure the fire's perimeter and move towards the interior, mopping up and extinguishing any hot spots,stumps or heavy burning logs.Crews continue to take note of fire activity observed on the Maple Fire and any affect it may have on the Boundary Fire activity as mop-up continues.

Weather on Friday is expected to be partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures 63-68 degrees, humidity 17-22 percent and winds upslope, upvalley 5-9 becoming north 10 -15 mph with gusts to 20 mph by late morning and into afternoon.

Currently 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.

There are six fires burning within Yellowstone National Park. The Tatanka (Buffalo) Complex consists of the Fawn, Maple, Buffalo, Thumb and Grayling2 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 19, 2016

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