Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Yellowstone Announces Increase in Fire Danger to Moderate

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

According to a Yellowstone press release, there are no fire-related restrictions or closures currently in effect. Officials say you should be mindful, however, when making campfires. Campfires are only permitted in fire rings in designated campgrounds and select backcountry campsites. All campfires should be properly extinguished.

As always, fireworks are prohibited in Yellowstone National Park.

According to the National Park Service, Moderate Fire Danger means that “some wildfires may be expected,” with moderate length and rate of speed.

The news comes after Yellowstone fire personnel predicted 2017 would see an average fire season. More information on Yellowstone fire dynamics is available from Wildland Fire Management Officer John Cataldo.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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