Forest Fire Management

Lone Star Fire grows to 821 acres

Lone Star Fire

More Lone Star Fire growth yesterday, as increased temperatures and gusty winds fueled an expansion to the east in Yellowstone National Park.

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Lone Star Fire growth: Almost 800 acres

Lone Star Fire

We’re in the prime Yellowstone fire season, so it’s no surprise that the Lone Star Fire growth is now measured at almost 800 acres, as it moves northeast and away from the developed Old Faithful area.

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Lone Star Fire closes Grand Loop Road near Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park

UPDATE: The new Lone Star Fire temporarily closed the Grand Loop Road south of Old Faithful — between Old Faithful and West Thumb, including the Craig Pass — on Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. due to smoke.

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If it’s August, it’s Yellowstone fire season

Yellowstone National Park

If it’s August, you know it’s Yellowstone fire season–and sure enough, with the fire danger high, we’ve seen the first two wildfires of the 2020 Yellowstone summer season.

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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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