Fire causes some closures in Yellowstone Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 28, 2019
  • The 0.5-acre Brimstone Fire was detected on the afternoon of August 26 east of Yellowstone Lake. See map.
  • Likely caused by lightning, it is burning in a spruce and fir forest.
  • For safety reasons, the Brimstone Bay campsite 5E4 near the Thorofare Trail is closed until further notice.
  • Due to low fire activity, the Thorofare Trail remains open. Hikers can check the current status of the trail at Backcountry Situation Report.
  • Fire staff will monitor the fire.
  • 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.
  • Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.