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Fire danger at Yellowstone Park rises to ‘high’

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 20:16:57-04

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. – Officials at Yellowstone National Park raised the fire danger Monday to high, though no new fire restrictions are in place.The increase in danger was in response to drier conditions and indicates wildfires are likely, park officials say. It’s the third highest ranking of five possible levels of danger.Campfires are only permitted in fire rings at campgrounds and some back country sites. Campfires must be extinguished and cold to the touch, park officials say.