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Yellowstone Officials Predict Average Fire Season in 2017

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Yellowstone officials expect 2017 to be an “average” fire season, especially if the summer stays as dry as it has so far.

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Study Uses 1988 Yellowstone Fires To Measure Future Bark Beetle Vulnerability In Western Forests

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A new forest study is using the 1988 Yellowstone fires to map out whether burned forests are more susceptible to bark beetle outbreaks  in the future.

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Fire Danger Moderate In Yellowstone As 2016 Fire Season Declines

2016 fire season

Yellowstone officials have downgraded the Park’s fire danger to “moderate” as the 2016 fire season continues to wrap up.

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2016 Marks Most Yellowstone Fire Activity Since 1988

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As of September 21, 2016, fires have burned over 62,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park, the highest number of acres since the 1988 fire season.

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Fire Activity Dwindles In Yellowstone National Park

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Fire activity continues to dwindle with the coming of autumn in Yellowstone National Park.

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Fire Activity Stalled In Yellowstone National Park

2016 fire season

In spite of warmer weather and higher winds, fire activity in Yellowstone National Park is largely stagnant.

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Little Fire Growth In Yellowstone National Park Yesterday

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Cool and wet weather continues to limit fire growth in Yellowstone, although crews expect activity to increase within Maple Fire’s perimeter.

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Rain Checks Fire Growth As Heavy Fuels Smolder In Maple Fire

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Wet conditions will continue to limit fire behavior in Yellowstone National Park today, although heavy fuels will continue to smolder.

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South Entrance Reopens After Berry Fire Flare-up

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

U.S. 89 and Yellowstone’s South Entrance are once again open after being closed temporarily.

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Snow Curbs Fire Growth in Yellowstone National Park

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Rain and snow across Yellowstone cut down on fire activity. Similar conditions will moderate fire growth today.

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