September 13, 2016
Contact: Morgan Warthin
, (307) 344-2015
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - Recent precipitation has moderated fire danger throughout Yellowstone National Park. Effective at noon onTuesday, September 13, 2016, park officials will lift fire restrictions inside the park's boundaries.
Fire danger can change rapidly with changing weather conditions. Currently the fire danger is high. Visitors are reminded to always use caution with fire in the outdoors.
With restrictions lifted, visitors must still follow the park's year-round regulations concerning fire. The following activities are never permitted in Yellowstone National Park:
- Discharge of fireworks or firearms
- Use of explosives or pyrotechnic devices
- Abandoning or failing to attend a campfire
- Driving a vehicle off-road
- Smoking in all thermal areas
- Wood fires at the Fishing Bridge RV Park, Shoshone Lake backcountry campsites, or any backcountry campsite that does not include a rock or metal fire ring.
Open fires are permitted only in designated fire rings, grills, barbecues, or grates in the 11 developed campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. Self-contained gas and charcoal grills are permitted. Charcoal and ash must be wetted, stirred, extinguished, and cold to the touch prior to leaving a campfire or grill unattended.
There are several fires burning within the park. Visit the Current Fire Activity page for up-to-date information.