News Release

VERY HIGH fire danger in Yellowstone National Park 

Fire Danger sign at Very High
Fire Danger sign at Very High

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: September 6, 2022

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now VERY HIGH.
  • There have been three wildland fires in the park this year, and all have been declared out or controlled. Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.
  • Currently, there are no fire restrictions in place or planned in the park.
  • Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites.
  • Campfires must always be attended and cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat.
  • 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.    

Last updated: September 6, 2022

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