News Release

Remote fire detected in the Bechler district of Yellowstone National Park

Map of closure area

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News Release Date: August 23, 2019

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • On August 21, a medical aircraft detected the 1-acre Wyodaho Fire about ¾-mile east of Wyodaho Lake in the Bechler District of Yellowstone National Park.
  • The fire is smoldering and creeping in grass and open timber. It  is less than a mile from the Bechler River Trail and is about 600 feet above the trail.
  • There are no trail or campsite closures associated with this fire although a one-mile diameter area closure has been implemented to provide a margin of safety around the fire area.
  • The fire will be monitored by fire personnel and the closure will be expanded or contracted as needed. 
  • The 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 23, 2019

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