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Fire Danger Up Again in Yellowstone

July 31, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming No Comments
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Yellowstone National Park has raised its fire danger rating back to “very high,” largely as a result of the number of fires that were sparked by lightning over the weekend and the demand that has put onto firefighting resources.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says four small fires are currently being suppressed in various parts of Yellowstone.  Nash says there are four small fires that were started by lightning strikes in various areas of the park just since the weekend. As yet, the park has not reinstated its limited restrictions, but Nash says the high fire danger rating should be a reminder that everyone needs to be very careful with campfires or even smoking since the potential of fire is greater than normal.

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