Yellowstone Fire Dangers Rises from Low to Moderate
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 27, 2022
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 in Yellowstone National Park rose from Low to Moderate. There are currently no active wildfires in the park nor any active fire restrictions.
Last summer, the fire danger in the park was Very High. As a result, park officials enacted Stage One restrictions, such as backcountry fires and smoking outside designated areas, to reduce the chance of wildfires.
While there are no fire restrictions, there are always rules regarding the use and placement of campfires in Yellowstone.
Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. Furthermore, fires must always be attended to and cold to the touch before abandoning: soak, stir, feel, repeat.
The Greater Yellowstone area is a fire-adapted ecosystem. Fire is essential in maintaining the health of this area’s wildlife habitat and vegetation.
Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone by visiting Yellowstone National Park’s fire danger information website.
If fire-related closures occur, they will be listed on InciWeb pages linked below. Closures affecting Yellowstone roads will also be listed on the park roads page. Closures affecting park trails and trailheads will be listed on the backcountry situation report. Please call 307-344-7102 for regular recorded updates.
Yellowstone Enacts Stage 1 Restrictions, Fire Danger “Very High”