Fire updates for Yellowstone National Park

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Date: August 13, 2018

Bacon Rind Fire grows over the weekend: area closure in effect.

 
  • Warm temperatures, drier air, and higher winds last weekend fueled growth on the Bacon Rind Fire to 1,321 acres.
  • An area closure in the northwest corner of the park is in effect, impacting all park trails in that area. Trail status can be found in the park’s Backcountry Situation Report.
  • All roads and visitor facilities in the park and surrounding communities remain open.
  • Fire growth is expected to be moderate this week due to lower temperatures and increased moisture.
  • Up-to-date fire information can be found on InciWeb.
  • A public fire information phone line has been established at 406-640-3048.

New fire start detected south of Heart Lake

  • The Basin Creek Fire was detected on August 10th and is 0.2 acres burning in a forested area 5 miles south of Heart Lake.
  • The fire has prompted precautionary closures of some backcountry sites. Check the Backcountry Situation Report for details.



Last updated: August 16, 2018

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