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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…

A camper was the casualty of a small wildfire in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. On the evening of Saturday, Oct. 10, campers were cooking dinner over a park-designated fire pit at the Trail Creek campground at Barry’s Landing, on the Montana side of the recreation area. After they retired into their camper to…

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…

UPDATE (10:28 a.m.): The Park County Sheriff’s office says the blaze is a grass fire on County Road 3SK. The KODI news team is pursuing further details and will pass them along as they become available. ================================================== Original Story: Fire crews are responding Tuesday morning to a new blaze that broke out several miles south…

The Neiber Fire nears total containment. As of last Saturday, the 17,545 acre fire that started July 14th 7 miles south of Worland was at 95% containment, with the only uncontained section burning in rugged terrain along the Mule Creek drainage. This area is now receiving the bulk of the resources and suppression efforts, as…

It’s still burning, but it’s under control. Yesterday, at the Sheep Mountain Day Use Area in Buffalo Bill State Park, several local and state officials gathered to give an update to Wapiti residents on the Lost Creek Fire which broke out near the Buffalo Bill and Rim Rock Ranches. At this point, the fire has…


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