Yellowstone facing high fire danger for first time this year

Yellowstone National Park’s fire danger has reached a high ranking for the first time this year following several of weeks of sunny weather and curing vegetation.

The Jackson Hole News And Guide reported Monday that the high ranking comes days after lightning sparked the first wildfire of the season near Yellowstone.

Despite the high fire danger, Yellowstone has not placed special restrictions on campfires. General campfire safety regulations such as limiting open flames to campground fire rings and at some backcountry sites still applies.

Fire danger remains moderate in Jackson Hole.