Current Fire Activity

Chart showing the current fire danger to be low.
Fire danger in the park is LOW.


Fire danger is LOW in Yellowstone. Learn more about what wildland fire danger levels mean.

Please remember:

  • Campfires are only permitted within the fire rings in campgrounds and at some, not all, backcountry campsites.
  • All campfires must be attended at all times and be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, and repeat until out cold.

For information on current fire restrictions in counties surrounding the park, visit Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.

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. Please call 307-344-7102 for regular recorded updates.


2021 Fires

Name Reported On Cause Acres Status
Elk Creek Fire June 24 Lightning 0.1 Out
Divide Springs Fire July 1 Lightning 0.25 Out
Hard Road Fire July 1 Lightning 0.1 Out
South Bridge Fire July 3 Lightning 0.1 Out
Specimen Forks Fire July 7 Lightning 0.1 Out
Two Springs Fire July 22 Lightning 0.1 Out
Gull Fire July 24 Human 0.1 Out
Beaver Lake Fire July 25 Human 0.1 Out
Corral Fire July 31 Lightning 0.7 Out
Rocky Fire August 1 Lightning 0.2 Out
Tele Meadows Fire August 1 Lightning 0.25 Out
Fossil Fire August 2 Lightning 0.1 Out
4E2 Fire August 8 Lightning 0.1 Out

You can read about the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 wildfire seasons on the Fire Season Summary page.


Last updated: October 8, 2021

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