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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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Bacon Rind Fire Expansion at 383 Acres; Growth Slows

Bacon Rind Fire July 26

Bacon Rind Fire expansion is now at 393 acres, as crews may be deployed to engage the fire if it gets close enough to Highway 191 and private residences in the area.

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Bacon Rind Fire Expands to 340 Acres, Now in Yellowstone

Bacon Rind Fire

As the Bacon Rind Fire expands to 340 acres, it’s encroached on the western boundary of Yellowstone National Park 20 miles south of Big Sky — but it has not impacted roads or threatened any structures.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to High; New Fire Emerges

Bacon Rind Fire

The current Yellowstone fire danger has been upgraded to high after hot and dry weather, with a new fire — the Bacon Rind Fire — emerging just outside the Park’s western boundary, in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area.

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Learning from 1988’s Yellowstone Fires

crown fire_old Faithful photo shop

It seems hard to believe, but 1988’s Yellowstone fires are all of sudden 30 years ago. “Sometimes it seems like 30 weeks,” Roy Renkin, a park biologist and vegetation researcher said recently.

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Hayden Fire Emerges in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

With the Yellowstone National Park fire danger level upgraded last week to moderate, we’re now seeing the first fire activity of 2018, with the lightning-ignited Hayden Fire visible from the Grand Loop Road between Canyon Village and Mud Volcano.

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Crews Burn Woody Debris Around Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

If you see smoke around the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, don’t worry: park crews are just burning woody debris.

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One Acre Burned This Fire Season in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Only one acre of Yellowstone National Park burned this fire season, a marked decline from 2016, which saw the most fire activity since 1988.

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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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