News Release

New remote fire detected in northeast corner of Yellowstone

Map of the Wahb Fire
Map of the Wahb Fire

National Park Service

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News Release Date: September 4, 2019

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • On Sunday, September 1, 2019, while on patrol, a backcountry ranger detected the lightning-ignited Wahb Fire near Cache Creek in the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. See map
  • At a half-acre, current fire activity is minimal. See photo
  • There are no closures in the area. Campsites and trails remain open.
  • Fire staff will monitor the fire.
  • If the Wahb Fire becomes more active, smoke may be visible from the Lamar Valley.
  • Fire danger in Yellowstone remains high.
  • The Wahb Fire is one of four active fires in Yellowstone including the Pollux, the Wyodaho and the Brimstone. Find more information about current fire activity in Yellowstone.
  • 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.

Last updated: September 4, 2019

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