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Yellowstone Fire Danger Level Downgraded to Moderate

Wahb Fire Map

The Yellowstone fire danger level has been downgraded to moderate, as cool weather and moisture in the air has mitigated the fire risk in Yellowstone National Park.

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Brimstone Fire Expands to 80 Acres Overnight

Brimstone Fire Aug. 29

Well, that didn’t take long: since we first posted a story about the Brimstone Fire, it expanded from a single acre to 80 acres overnight, visible from many parts of Yellowstone National Park.

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New Brimstone Fire Reported in Yellowstone

Brimstone Fire 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet fire season in Yellowstone despite a fire danger being assessed as high, and we have another small wildfire to note: the Brimstone Fire, located on the eastern shore of Yellowstone Lake.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger High; New Wildfires Under Observation

Wyodaho Fire closure area

With the Yellowstone fire danger now assessed as being high, National Park Service officials are monitoring two new wildfires: a small blaze one mile west of Dunraven Pass and a slightly larger incident in the remote Bechler District.

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Crews Contain Yellowstone North Entrance Fire

North entrance fire

Crews contained a fire between the Yellowstone north entrance and the Gardner River, as a human-caused incident affected four acres and stopping traffic from entering the National Park.

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2019 Yellowstone Fire Season Opens with 7 Mile Hole Fire

7 Mile Fire

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.

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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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