Yellowstone National Park Declares Very High Fire Danger
Yellowstone National Park has declared that the fire danger for the entire park is now very high, according to a news release on Tuesday.
Three wildland fires have burned in the park this year, and all are either out or controlled.
Currently, there are no fire restrictions in place or planned in the park.
But the park permits campfires only within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites.
Visitors always must attend campfires and be sure they are cold to the touch before abandoning. The park urges visitors to "soak, stir, feel and repeat" to confirm they are out.
The Greater Yellowstone area is a fire-adapted ecosystem. Fire plays an important role in maintaining the health of this area’s wildlife habitat and vegetation.
Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.