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Portions of Yellowstone Lake Closed to Accommodate Firefighting Planes for June Fire

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Portions of Yellowstone Lake will be closed to motorized and non-motorized watercraft indefinitely to accommodate water scooping planes fighting the June Fire.

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June Fire Outside Yellowstone Expected To Burn Through September

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

At a meeting in Cody, Wyoming’s Yellowstone Valley Inn last night, officials cautioned the June Fire just outside Yellowstone could burn for a while longer.

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June Fire Burning 13 Miles From East Entrance of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

A large fire is burning just outside Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance—and could close both the entrance and the highway if it spreads any further north.

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Crews Work to Insulate Yellowstone National Park from Wildfires

Crews at Buffalo Fire September 1, 2016

With summer about halfway over, fire crews in Yellowstone National Park are working to mitigate the danger of severe blazes.

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Yellowstone Announces Increase in Fire Danger to Moderate

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Fire danger in Yellowstone National Park has increased from Low to Moderate.

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Yellowstone Officials Predict Average Fire Season in 2017

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Yellowstone officials expect 2017 to be an “average” fire season, especially if the summer stays as dry as it has so far.

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Study Uses 1988 Yellowstone Fires To Measure Future Bark Beetle Vulnerability In Western Forests

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A new forest study is using the 1988 Yellowstone fires to map out whether burned forests are more susceptible to bark beetle outbreaks  in the future.

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Fire Danger Moderate In Yellowstone As 2016 Fire Season Declines

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Yellowstone officials have downgraded the Park’s fire danger to “moderate” as the 2016 fire season continues to wrap up.

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2016 Marks Most Yellowstone Fire Activity Since 1988

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As of September 21, 2016, fires have burned over 62,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park, the highest number of acres since the 1988 fire season.

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Fire Activity Dwindles In Yellowstone National Park

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Fire activity continues to dwindle with the coming of autumn in Yellowstone National Park.

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