News Release

Yellowstone fire danger level raised to “high”; New fire detected

Smoke rising from a canyon
Smoke from Carnelian Fire

National Park Service

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News Release Date: August 19, 2019

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now high.
  • There are no fire restrictions currently 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.
  • On Sunday, August 18, a new lightning-caused wildland fire was detected approximately one mile west of Dunraven Pass. 
    • The 0.1-acre Carnelian Fire is smoldering in an area that last burned in 1988. 
    • Crews are monitoring the fire.
    • Smoke may be visible from the park road. 
    • There are no area, campsite, or trail closures at this time.
  • The Greater Yellowstone area is a fire-adapted ecosystem. Fire plays an important role in maintaining the health of this area’s wildlife habitat and vegetation. 
  • Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.

Last updated: August 19, 2019

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