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Yellowstone reports moderate fire danger and new lightning-ignited fire

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Date: August 27, 2018

Fire Danger Moderate

  • Due to widespread wet and cool weather, the parkwide fire danger level is now moderate.
  • Recent rainfall and forecasted precipitation for the Greater Yellowstone Area will slow fire activity for the immediate future.
  • There are currently no fire restrictions in the park. As always, campfires are only permitted in fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning: soak, stir, feel, repeat.

New Lightning-Ignited Fire
  • The 0.1-acre Prospect Fire, located about 5 miles southwest of Tower-Roosevelt, was detected Friday, August 24.
  • Currently, there are no closures in place due to this fire.
  • The fire will be monitored. Fire staff also plan to review the community protection plan and status of defensible space at Tower-Roosevelt in the event the fire moves towards the area in the coming weeks.
  • Learn more about the park’s Current Fire Activity
Bacon Rind Fire 
  • A Type 3 Incident Management Team is managing this 2,045-acre fire in cooperation with the Custer Gallatin National Forest and Yellowstone National Park. Visit InciWeb for up-to-date information. 

Last updated: August 30, 2019

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