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A Year Later, Bacon Rind Fire Management Deemed Success

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 16

A year ago, officials with Yellowstone National Park and Custer Gallatin National Forest decided to let the Bacon Rind Fire burn with minimal intervention. Today, that decision is deemed a success.

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Can Yellowstone Forests Recover From Frequent Fires?

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

How resilient are Yellowstone forests when it comes to frequent fires? Kelly April Tyrrell of the University of Wisconsin–Madison provides this look at how researchers are addressing the issue.

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Yellowstone Forest Fires Infrequent, But Bacon Rind Fire Expands

Bacon Rind Fire Sept. 6

While there are few outbreaks of Yellowstone forest fires in 2018, one fire on the western boundary of the Park — the Bacon Rind Fire — continues to expand.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to Very High; Bacon Rind Fire Expands

Bacon Rind Fire Sept. 6

The call to withdraw resources from the Bacon Rind Fire on the western edge of Yellowstone may have been premature, as warm and dry weather leads to its expansion and an upgrade to the Yellowstone fire danger to Very High.

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As Bacon Rind Fire Recedes, Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to High

Bacon Rind Fire Late August

As the Bacon Rind Fire recedes and not viewed as a threat to cause major damage, the Yellowstone fire danger has been upgraded to High, thanks to warm and dry weather.

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Cool Weather, Showers Slow Bacon Rind Fire

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 23

Though the Yellowstone fire danger is currently pegged at Very High, things are relatively quiet, as cool weather and scattered showers has helped stall the Bacon Rind Fire and preventing little new fire activity in the Park.

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Bacon Rind Fire Expands to 1,838 Acres

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 16

The Bacon Rind Fire on Yellowstone National Park’s western boundary has expanded to 1,838 acres — but most of that growth has been to the south and not impacting Park operations.

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Two More Yellowstone Fires Reported; Bacon Rind Fire Impacts Traffic

Bacon Rind Fire, Aug. 13

We have two more Yellowstone fires reported — one already contained, one out — as the Bacon Rind Fire expands to 1,388 acres and causes Park officials to potentially deploy pilot cars due to heavy smoke.

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It’s HOT HOT HOT in Yellowstone: Fire Danger Raised to Very High

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 8

A hot, dry summer has led Yellowstone National Park officials to raise the fire danger rating to very high, so watch yourself if you’re hitting the Park anytime soon.

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New Yellowstone Fire Emerges; Bacon Rind Fire Keeps Growing, Albeit Slowly

Folsom Fire

We have news about a new Yellowstone fire, the Folsom Fire, while the Bacon Rind Fire on the western National Park boundary continues to grow, albeit at a very slow pace.

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