News Release

Yellowstone fire danger level lowered to "moderate"

Sign showing fire danger moderate
Fire Danger sign at Moderate

National Park Service

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News Release Date: September 9, 2019

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now moderate.
  • Please update reports and the fire danger signs.
  • There are no fire restrictions currently in place in the park.  
  • All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat.
  • Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites.  
  • 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: September 9, 2019

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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