Boundary Fire update, 8-21-2016

August 21, 2016 Posted by: Yellowstone Fire Information

A smaller type four organization lead by Incident Commander Jeff Barnes will assume command of the Boundary Fire on Monday morning, August 22 at 6:00 a.m. Updates on the Boundary Fire will be included in the Tatanka Complex update.

Firefighters have established mop-up operations securing the fire's edge and are working deeper into the interior of the fire removing hazard trees as appropriate and safe to do so. Patrols will continue on any remaining unburned islands of fuel that have potential to flare back up. Today, crews will continue working the interior of the fire extinguishing hot spots,patrolling islands of interior unburned fuel and removing hazard trees as appropriate.

The entire area is under a Red Flag warning for this afternoon and evening with strong, gusty SW winds forecasted, coupled with lower humidity 8-11percent, and warmer temperatures 80-85. This will likely increase fire activity and behavior, especially on the east and northeast flanks of the Maple fire.The National Park Service will hold a community meeting to discuss the Maple fire and the Tatanka Complex of fires burning within Yellowstone National Park. It will be held on Monday, August 22, from 6-7 pm at the Union Pacific Dining Hall, in West Yellowstone.

The West Entrance road remains open. Should smoke or fire activity increase;pilot cars may be implemented to safely escort vehicles through the area.

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.

Currently there are four fires burning within Yellowstone National Park.The Tatanka (Buffalo) Complex consists of the Fawn, Maple, and Buffalo fires. The Boundary fire is being managed separately from the complex with a separate Incident Commander and resources. This is the final update on the Boundary fire. 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 21, 2016

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