Fire danger raised to Moderate; no restrictions in effect
No fireworks on Forest or in Parks
July 2, 2006
As hot, dry weather continues, fire managers on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and with Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks have raised the fire danger level to Moderate. No fire restrictions are in effect, however everyone is cautioned to be careful with cigarettes and campfires. The public is reminded that fireworks are not permitted at any time on National Forest or in the National Parks.
Yellowstone National Park has small wildland fire
A small wildland fire was started by lightning last week near the road west of Tower Junction. The fire was about the size of two picnic tables put together and was expected to burn itself our in a couple of days. This was the second lightning-caused fire this year in Yellowstone.
With a long holiday weekend approaching, rangers remind visitors to be extra careful with charcoal grills, campfires and smoking materials. Open fires are only allowed in established fire rings, fire pits, grates or grills. Fires and barbeque grills should not be left unattended. Visitors are reminded they need to completely put out any fire or charcoal briquettes after use.
Grand Teton Park & Bridger-Teton National Forest
Nearly a dozen unattended campfires have been extinguished by rangers and firefighters so far this season at campsites around Grand Teton National Park. Lightning and human-caused fires have occurred to the north and south of the park, but no active fires are burning in the park or the forest at present.
Please visit www.tetonfires.com for the most up-to-date fire information in Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. To report a fire in either area, please call (307) 739-3630.