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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