Current Fire Activity

Fire danger is LOW in Yellowstone. Campfires are only permitted within fire rings in our campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. 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.

2018 Fires

Name Reported On Cause Acres Status
Pow Wow Fire September 12 human caused 0.1 Out
Prospect Fire August 24 Lightning 0.1 Out
Terminal Fire August 14 Lightning 0.3 Out
Ray Fire August 14 Lightning 0.1 Out
Basin Creek Fire August 10 Lightning 32 Out
Folsom Fire August 4 Lightning 0.1 Out
Bacon Rind Fire (view details on InciWeb) July 20 Lightning (view details on InciWeb) Out
Hayden Fire July 10 Lightning 0.1 Out

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


Last updated: November 5, 2018

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