Remote fire discovered in Yellowstone’s Bechler district

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK —  Yellowstone National Park officials have detected a new fire 3/4-mile east of Wyodaho Lake in Yellowstone’s Bechler District.

A medical aircraft detected the one-acre Wyodaho Fire on Wednesday. It is currently smoldering and creeping along grass and open timber.

The fire is less than a mile from the Bechler River Trail, about 600 feet above it. There are no trail or campsite closures, but a one-mile diameter area closure has been implemented to provide a margin of safety around the fire area.

Fire personnel will monitor the fire and expand or contract the closure as needed. The Yellowstone area is a fire-adapted ecosystem. Fire plays an important role in maintaining the health of this area’s wildlife habitat and vegetation.

You May Also Like
Associated Press
Yellowstone slaughters wild bison to shrink park’s herds
CLOSED: Yellowstone, Grand Teton leave parks to the wildlife amid disease concerns
Associated Press
Feds encourage park visitation even as some local communities say ‘stay home’
Yellowstone to modify operations to implement latest COVID-19 health guidance
Yellowstone will begin plowing roads open for spring
Associated Press
Yellowstone bison entering Montana face slaughter, hunters