News Release

New small and remote wildland fire in Yellowstone National Park

sign showing danger is high
Fire Danger sign at High

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: July 28, 2023

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • A visitor to Yellowstone National Park spotted the remote Hitching Post Fire about 5.5 miles south of the park’s Northeast Entrance Road and .5 miles east of the Lamar River Trail in Lamar Valley. 

  • The fire was likely ignited by lightning on July 25.  

  • Currently, it is about .5 acres and smoldering in steep terrain. 

  • Today, crews are working to confine it.  

  • Currently, there are no closures due to the fire. 

Stay informed 

  • The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now HIGH.   

  • 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. 

  • Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.  

Last updated: July 28, 2023

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