JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Yellowstone has upped its fire danger level to “moderate.” The change is effective immediately. Previously, the level was at “low.”
Officials say the elevated level is due to recent warm and dry weather. Currently, there are still no fire-related restrictions or closures in place. Campfires are allowed only in designated fire rings in 11 developed campgrounds and most backcountry campsites.
Meanwhile, in Goshen County, a partial fire ban began today on Wyoming Game and Fish Commission-owned lands within Goshen County. Under a partial ban it is permissible to have contained campfires and grills with proper means to extinguish fire on site. Welding, using a cutting torch and smoking must be done in a cleared area of at least 10 feet in radius.
The affected areas include Springer, Table Mountain and Rawhide Wildlife Habitat Management Areas, as well as Packers Lake and North Platte River Public Access Areas.