YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park (YNP) has increased parkwide fire danger level from “moderate” to “high.”

Currently, there are no fire restrictions in place or planned in YNP. However, there is one active wildland fire in the park. The Big Horn Fire began on Sept. 27 due to a lightning strike and is five acres in size. Fire and park officials are monitoring the burn.

Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites.

Campfires must always be attended and cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat.

The Greater Yellowstone area is a fire-adapted ecosystem. Fire plays an important role in maintaining the health of this area’s wildlife habitat and vegetation, says the park.

The public can stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone here.