The 2019 Yellowstone fire season is underway, as Yellowstone National Park officials have set up an observation of the 7 Mile Hole Fire, located three miles east of Canyon Village.
The fire was first observed yesterday by hikers on the Seven Mile Hole Trail., which runs within the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The fire is still small–just 0.1 acre–and is presumed to be caused by lightning. The fire is smoldering on a steep rocky slope and is not accessible by foot. As a result, the fire will be monitored from the canyon rim by firefighters. Currently, the fire does not pose a threat to park visitors.
The current fire danger in Yellowstone National Park is moderate. All fire activity can be traced here.
Image courtesy National Park Service.