Boundary Fire update, 8-20-2016

August 20, 2016 Posted by: Yellowstone Fire Information

Crews woriking on the Boundary FireFirefighters continue mop-up operations,securing the fire's edge on the Boundary fire and working deeper into the interior of the fire.

Saturday fire crews will continue to extinguish hotspots in the fire's interior and secure islands of unburned fuel that have the potential to flare up and throw embers over the fire line. In addition,they will remove hazard trees as appropriate.

Crews are monitoring the Maple fire and gauging any affect it may have on the Boundary fire activity.

Weather on Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures 73-78degrees, humidity 12-17 percent and winds upslope, up valley 5-9mph from the east in the early morning, shifting to west/northwest by afternoon.

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.

In addition to the Boundary there are several other fires burning within Yellowstone National Park. The Tatanka (Buffalo) Complex consists of the Fawn, Maple, Buffalo fires. Information on these fires can be found on Inciweb and on the park's 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 20, 2016

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