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Yellowstone lifting backcountry fire restrictions in October


CASPER, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park said on Wednesday, Sept. 30 that fire danger in the park has been reduced to “high.” The park’s fire danger levels can range from low to extreme.

“Backcountry fire restrictions will be lifted on October 1,” Yellowstone said. “Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites.”

“All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat until cold.”

Yellowstone has seen nine wildfires reported since Aug. 1:

While Yellowstone still lists the Lone Star Fire as active, they haven’t posted updates about the fire to InciWeb since Sept. 24. The fire had burned 4,118 acres, according to the last update.

“Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone,” the park said. “For area closures, check the Backcountry Situation Report.”

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.