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Contact: Linda Veress, (307) 344-2015
- On July 22, the first confirmed wildland fire of the season in Yellowstone National Park was detected by a visitor.
- The .1-acre lightning-ignited fire was located between Little Cottonwood Creek and Hellroaring Mountain in the northern part of the park.
- Four smokejumpers based in West Yellowstone, Montana, suppressed the fire and declared it out.
- The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now HIGH.
- Currently, there are no active wildland fires in the park.
- 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.
- Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.
Tags: wildland fire
Last updated: July 24, 2023