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Yellowstone National Park’s fire danger begins its slow descent as the promise of cold weather and winter snow gets closer, and the end of the 2022 summer season is imminent. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Yellowstone National Park’s parkwide fire danger level dropped from Very High to High. It’s the beginning of the end of the…

The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is currently “VERY HIGH.” There have been three wildland fires in the park this year: 1) The Obsidian Fire on July 20th, 2) the Telemark Fire on August 16th, 3) the Gray Fire on August 29th and all these fires have been declared “out or controlled.” Stay informed…

The fire season “begins” in Yellowstone National Park, although several fires have already been spotted and contained throughout the park this summer – and the season isn’t ending anytime soon. Summer 2022 has been relatively quiet in Yellowstone National Park – at least when it comes to wildland fires. No significant fires have sparked this…

Summer isn’t over yet – there will be intense heat, persistent dryness, and possible record-setting high temperatures throughout Wyoming during the first two weeks of September. The National Weather Service Office in Riverton has analyzed current weather patterns and found a hot trend. All of Wyoming will feel the heat from the last days of…

Record floods have given way to dry timber as Yellowstone National Park’s high fire danger is a reminder that it won’t take much for another record-breaking event of nature to devastate the region. On Wednesday, July 20, Yellowstone officials raised the park’s fire danger to High.  According to the U.S. Forest Service’s Wildfire Assessment System, “a…

Despite “thousand-year” flooding just two weeks ago, Yellowstone National Park is dry enough for its fire danger to rise for the first time in Summer 2022. Moderate fire danger isn’t a cause of much concern in Yellowstone. But, it’s a sign of a potentially dangerous summer to come. On Monday, June 27, the fire danger…

Much needed rain brings relief to Yellowstone National Park, which means the park is less dangerous and restrictive for the final weeks of the summer season. Recent weather has finally brought moisture to northwest Wyoming. Rain showers and thunderstorms saturated the ground at a critical time, particularly in Yellowstone National Park. During the week of…

After an incredibly dry June and its first fire of the season, Yellowstone joins the rest of northwest Wyoming by implementing Stage One fire restrictions. On July 1st, Yellowstone officials announced Stage One Fire Restrictions were enacted throughout the entire park. Unfortunately, the restrictions were accompanied by raising the park’s fire danger level from High…

Within a week of Yellowstone National Park raising its fire danger, a small lightning-strike fire was reported and immediately suppressed due to its location. Yellowstone officials announced the park’s first wildfire of the Summer 2021 season. The Elk Creek Fire was caught and put out so quickly it hasn’t even received an InciWeb page. The…

In two weeks, the fire danger in Yellowstone National Park jumped from Low to High – a foreboding sign for an increasingly hot and dry Summer 2021. June 2021 has been hot and dry throughout Wyoming, and Yellowstone is no exception. As a result, much of the state has become a tinder box waiting for…


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