Current Fire Activity

Chart showing the current fire danger to be moderate.
Fire danger in the park is high.


Fire danger is MODERATE in Yellowstone. Learn more about what wildland fire danger levels mean.

If fire-related closures occur, they will be listed on InciWeb pages linked below. Closures affecting Yellowstone roads will also be listed on the park roads page. Closures affecting park trails and trailheads will be listed on the backcountry situation report. Please call 307-344-7102 for regular recorded updates.


2020 Fires

Name Reported On Cause Acres Status
Sour Fire August 1 Lightning 0.1 Out
Soda Fire August 3 Lightning 0.1 Out
Picnic Fire August 10 Human 0.1 Out
2H3 Fire August 17 Lightning 0.1 Out
Cutoff Fire August 19 Lightning 0.1 Out
Lone Star Fire August 22 Lightning See updates Active
Branding Iron Fire September 13 Human 0.1 Out
Hancock Fire September 21 Lightning 0.1 Out
Gibbon Fire September 23 Human 0.1 Out

You can read about the 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 wildfire seasons on the Fire Season Summary page.

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    Last updated: October 20, 2020

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