Yellowstone restricts fires, cites ‘very high’ danger

The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone National Park is considered “very high” and park managers have put Stage 1 fire fire restrictions are into effect, according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office.
Fire restrictions include:
Backcountry and trails
  • Prohibited: Charcoal or wood fire campfires in the backcountry, including those in established fire rings.
  • Prohibited: Smoking in the backcountry and on all trails, except immediately adjacent to the provided fire ring in designated campsites or within a 3-foot-diameter area barren of all flammable material (e.g. standing in water, on a boat).
  • Permitted: Portable gas stoves and lanterns in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet.
Frontcountry and developed areas
  • Permitted: Smoking only in:
    • an enclosed vehicle
    • a single-family dwelling
    • a developed campground
    • a day-use picnic area
    • within a 3-foot-diameter area that is barren or cleared of all flammable material
  • Permitted: Campfires in designated fire rings in frontcountry developed campgrounds (Madison, Mammoth, Slough Creek, Canyon, Indian Creek, Pebble Creek, Lewis Lake, Grant Village and Bridge Bay) and day-use picnic areas. All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat.
Fireworks are not allowed in the park. Visitors are reminded that negligently starting a wildland fire may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

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