News Release

Yellowstone fire danger raised to VERY HIGH

sign stating that fire danger is very high
Fire Danger sign at Very High

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: August 17, 2020

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The parkwide wildland fire danger for Yellowstone National Park is now VERY HIGH.  
  • Currently, there are  no active wildland fires in the park.  
  • Currently, there are no fire restrictions  in place  in the park.  
  • Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. 
  • All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat.
  • Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.

Last updated: August 17, 2020

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