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Yellowstone Fire Danger Downgraded to Moderate

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Yellowstone National Park’s fire danger has been downgraded to Moderate, according to the National Park Service.

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New Research Charts Dual Futures for Yellowstone’s Forest Composition

Lodgepole Pines Near Madison River, 2014

A study of two forest plots just south of Yellowstone National Park portends very different futures for Yellowstone’s forest composition.

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Fire Danger Ranked Very High in Yellowstone National Park

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Fire danger in Yellowstone National Park has been rated “very high” as wildfires continue to burn across Montana and the American West.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Rated High as June Fire Burns to the East

June Fire

The fire danger in Yellowstone National Park has been increased from moderate to high.

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June Fire 28 Percent Contained But Still Growing

June Fire

June Fire just outside Yellowstone National Park continues to grow, with a spot fire flaring up on the northeastern perimeter.

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Yellowstone Lake Closure Lifted After Word from June Fire Crews

June Fire

The Yellowstone Lake closure announced yesterday has already been lifted, according to Yellowstone National Park officials.

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Portions of Yellowstone Lake Closed to Accommodate Planes Fighting June Fire

scooper

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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