News Release

Yellowstone Brimstone fire closures lifted

Map of location of the Brimstone Fire
Location of the Brimstone Fire

National Park Service

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News Release Date: September 13, 2019

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The Brimstone fire closure area is lifted and all backcountry campsites are open.
  • On September 12, 2019 fire crews assessed the Brimstone fire. Due to recent rains, they found wet conditions and five inches of ash and mud in some burned areas.
  • Smoke may still be visible until it snows.
  • The lightning-caused Brimstone Fire was discovered on August 26, 2019 and grew to at least 80 acres.
  • 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 13, 2019

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