News Release

Yellowstone fire danger reduced to HIGH

sign showing fire danger high
Fire Danger sign at High

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: September 30, 2020

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The parkwide wildland fire danger for Yellowstone has been reduced to HIGH.
  • Backcountry fire restrictions will be lifted on October 1.
  • 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 until cold.
  • Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.
  • For area closures, check the Backcountry Situation Report.

Last updated: September 30, 2020

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