Fire Danger Elevated in YNP
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 6, 2018
Yellowstone National Park officials have elevated the fire danger in the region from low to moderate.
Warmer temperatures have caused a rapid drying of vegetation, which increases the risk of wildfires. Officials warn that the fire danger may elevate further with continued warm and dry weather.
When determining fire danger, fire managers use several indicators such as the moisture content of grasses, shrubs, and trees; projected weather conditions including temperatures and possible wind events; the ability of fire to spread after ignition; and availability of firefighting resources both within the region as well as other parts of the country.
Visitors are warned that unattended campfires and brush fires have potential to escape, especially on windy days in dry, open areas.