Fire Season Summary
The 2017 fire season had eight fires in Yellowstone with less than one acre burned. Six were the result of human activity and the other two were lightening caused.
During the 2016 fire season, 22 fires burned more than 70,284 acres (28,442 hectares) in Yellowstone. Seven were the result of human activity such as a campfire, vehicle operation, or cigarettes. The rest were naturally caused by lightning. Eleven fires were suppressed because values were threatened. Many fires were managed to allow them to perform their natural role in the ecosystem. The largest of these fires, the Maple fire, burned over 51,555 acres.
Last updated: January 11, 2018