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First confirmed 2024 wildland fire in Yellowstone National Park

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Fire Danger sign at Low

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: June 10, 2024

Contact: Linda Veress, (307) 344-2015

  • On June 9, the first confirmed wildland fire of the season in Yellowstone National Park was detected by a motorist driving on Highway 191, located on the west side of the park.
  • The .1-acre lightning-ignited Milepost 17 Fire torched a single tree almost a mile west of Highway 191 and 17 miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana.
  • Yellowstone wildland firefighters are suppressing the fire, which is expected to be controlled today, June 10.
Stay informed
  • The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is LOW.
  • 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.

Last updated: June 10, 2024

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