Fire Update, 9-6-16

September 06, 2016 Posted by: Yellowstone Fire Information

Today's Key Points

  • Cooler temperatures and light precipitation slowed fire growth yesterday. Precipitation ranged from fifteen-hundredths to three tenths of an inch across the fire areas. Typical fall weather conditions are predicted for the rest of the week with sunny, dry, breezy days and cool nights. As fuels dry out after recent rains, fires are likely to become active again in the coming days.
  • Fire managers will monitor the Fawn, Central, and Jasper fires by air today.
  • About one-quarter inch of rain fell on the Maple Fire yesterday, slowing fire spread. Large logs continue to smolder. The fire is expected to creep today in isolated areas that were protected from rainfall. Fire managers are evaluating the need to employ burnout operations along the western edge of the fire to strengthen control lines and reduce fire spread during warm and breezy fall days.
  • On the Buffalo Fire today, firefighters will be working on the east side where the fire crossed Slough Creek. The fire has not crossed the Slough Creek Trail.
  • Recent rains have improved air quality, which is expected to be GOOD throughout most of the area. In the Duck Creek area, heavier smoke concentrations may continue in the morning as fuels continue to smolder, leading to MODERATE air quality.

What's Open:

  • All entrances to Yellowstone National Park are open.
  • Park visitor facilities, concession-operated services, and businesses in surrounding communities remain open.
  • The Bakers Hole area of the Madison River is open.
  • Roadside pullouts between the West Entrance and Madison Junction are open.

What's Closed:

  • The Slough Creek Campground and surrounding area are closed due to the Buffalo Fire.
  • The Mary Mountain Trail is closed due to the Central Fire.
  • Visit our Current Fire Activity page for the full list and maps of current backcountry campsite, trail, and road closures.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Are In Effect. Charcoal and wood fires are prohibited: visit our Current Fire Activity page for more information.

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Last updated: September 6, 2016

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