News Release

Yellowstone National Park reduces fire danger: MODERATE

sign showing fire danger is moderate
Fire Danger sign at Moderate

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: October 3, 2022

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • Yellowstone lowered the parkwide fire danger level from HIGH to MODERATE.
  • Currently, there is one active wildland fire in the park.
  • 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: October 24, 2022

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