Wildfire Ignites Outside Yellowstone, Fire Danger High

Wildfire Ignites Outside Yellowstone, Fire Danger High

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A new forest fire has ignited just outside Yellowstone National Park in Montana as the parkwide fire danger level has has been raised to high.

According to the National Park Service, there are currently no fire restrictions in the park.

General Campfire Safety: Campfires are only permitted in fire rings at campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. Campfires must be extinguished and cold to touch after use.

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Read more about current conditions in Yellowstone.

New fire near Highway 191 in National Forest

In the Custer Gallatin National Forest, the lightning-ignited Bacon Rind Fire is burning in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area about two miles west of Highway 191, near mile marker 42, between Bacon Rind and Snowslide Creeks.

At this time, the fire does not threaten the highway.  Smoke is visible from Highway 191.  The fire is near the boundary of Yellowstone National Park.