This is huge news and good signs of cooler weather coming to Montana.

Yellowstone National Park announced news that they have reduced the fire danger in the park from Very High to High.

You might not think that is a big deal but honestly it's a huge deal. The only active fire in Yellowstone National Park currently is the Lone Star Fire which at one looked like it could grow pretty large but thanks to rain, moisture and cool weather it's slowed down and almost out at just over 4,100 acres. Especially cause it closed down some of the Upper Geyer Basin for a few days.

With the reduction of the fire danger level that means backcountry fire restrictions are lifted for folks can set up campfires, responsibly of course.

Yellowstone National Park wants to remind folks that fires are only permitted in camp fire rings and some spots in the backcountry. Make sure your camp fire is completely out before leaving your campsite. The easiest way to do this is to make sure it's cold to the touch. If not here are the steps to take. Soak, stir, feel, repeat until cold.

We have been extremely lucky this year with wild fires in not only our area but also in Yellowstone National Park as well. We need to protect and take care of our camp areas and make sure that the fires are out so we can keep Montana beautiful at all times of the year.

For more details, check out Yellowstone National Park.


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