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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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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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