Smoke Visible From First Yellowstone Fire This Year

Aerial photo of the Hayden Fire by National Park Service.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Smoke from the lightning-ignited Hayden Fire may be visible from the Grand Loop Road between Canyon Village and Mud Volcano.

The fire lookout on Mount Washburn spotted the 0.1-acre wildland fire Tuesday morning, July 10, and will monitor it daily.

The Hayden Fire does not pose a threat to park visitors. Public and firefighter safety is the first priority for park managers.

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All roads leading into and through the park are open.  If fire activity increases, more information will be announced.

This is the first fire in the park this season. Last year, eight fires burned less than 1 acre in total.