Current Fire Activity

A wooden sign with the colors green, blue, yellow, orange, & red making half a pie with an arrow pointing at yellow which equals high.
Fire danger in the park is high.

NPS / Jacob Frank

Fire danger is HIGH in Yellowstone. There are no fire restrictions currently in place in the park. Campfires are only permitted within fire rings in our campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. All campfires must be cold to the touch before leaving. Soak, stir, feel, repeat. Fireworks are not allowed in the park or on other federal lands. Learn more about what wildland fire danger levels mean.

If fire-related closures occur, they will be listed on InciWeb pages linked below. Closures affecting Yellowstone roads will also be listed on the park roads page. Closures affecting park trails and trailheads will be listed on the backcountry situation report.

2019 Fires

Name Reported On Cause Acres Status
7 Mile Hole Fire July 17 Lightning 0.1 Out
Sour Creek Fire July 19 Lightning 0.1 Out
North Entrance Fire July 26 Human 4.5 Out
Observation Peak Fire July 30 Lightning 0.1 Out
Pollux Fire August 3 Lightning 30 Active, being monitored
Carnelian Fire August 18 Lightning 0.1 Active, being monitored

You can read more about the 2018, 2017, and 2016 wildfire seasons on the Fire Season Summary page.


Last updated: August 19, 2019

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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