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Lone Star Fire

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…

Superintendent Cam Sholly led Yellowstone National Park thru an unprecedented year but the cooperation of gateway communities, park staff, and visitors made 2020 a success. There’s not much one can do to prepare for a global pandemic in the United States’ first national park. But that was no excuse for Cam Sholly, who’s served as…

More moisture has moved into the Greater Yellowstone area, meaning the park’s fire danger is slowly reducing after a relatively busy season for the park. On Monday, Oct. 19,  Yellowstone reduced the park’s fire danger to moderate due to widespread precipitation moving into the park’s boundaries. There are no fire restrictions within the park at…

The Hancock Fire was discovered Monday morning in the southeast corner of Yellowstone, by a ranger on a backcountry patrol near Heart Lake. It was discovered by a ranger on backcountry patrol. The fire is only 0.1 acre in size, so far only affecting a single tree in the area. The situation has been analyzed…

The Lone Star Fire is now 3,914 acres and has the potential to grow larger thanks to the high temperatures and low humidity that’s feeding the flames. On September 15, the entire fire was mapped and revealed the true extent it has burned through in Yellowstone. It is continuously being monitored to analyzing its spread…

The Lone Star Fire has necessitated the closure of the Ferns Cascade Trail, a 2.5-mile loop just south of Old Faithful. The trail joins trails and campsites in the Shoshone Lake and Lone Star Geyser area that have been closed since the fire began August 22, 23 miles southwest of the developed areas of Old…

There are several impediments currently affecting the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park. The Old Faithful Overpass Bridge was closed on July 22 due to structural concerns. At this point, the bridge remains closed to public traffic as National Park Service engineers evaluate the bridge’s condition and make repairs. This work includes deck repairs, new approach…

The Lone Star Fire is still burning – but it’s becoming safely predictable. Tuesday, the Public Affairs Office in Yellowstone National Park released the final daily update for the Lone Star Fire, and will only be releasing more information if the fire’s status changes significantly. This final update is similar to earlier ones – the…

The Lone Star Fire slowly simmers but hasn’t stopped. Efforts to combat the Lone Star Fire continue in Yellowstone National Park. The fire has grown to a total of 960 acres since it first ignited last week. While it hasn’t grown considerably in the past few days, it has enough life to cause concern. A…


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