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Snake Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 9/6/2013

Approximate Location

44.147 latitude, -110.613 longitude

Incident Overview

Close-up #2 Of Snake Fire From The Air - Aug. 6

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Cooler, wetter weather has led to reduced fire activity on the Snake Fire. Firefighters are still monitoring the fire behavior, and will bring in additional firefighting resources if needed. Crews completed plans for structure protection around the park’s South Entrance and Flagg Ranch, in the event those locations are threatened in the future by a wildfire.

Public and firefighter safety is always the first concern and priority. 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. Fires are managed to protect people and property, enhance the area’s natural resources where appropriate, and safely and effectively use available firefighting resources.

All roads leading into and through the parks and the forest and all campgrounds, lodging, stores, and visitor services are open. The fire poses no threat to visitors or area residents. At times a smoke column rising above the fire may be visible.

Closed: The Snake River trail south of the Basin Creek Cut-Off and the Snake River Trail Junction to the junction with the South Boundary Trail west of campsite 8C2 and the Harebell Cut-Off Trail north of Harebell Patrol Cabin to its junction with the Snake River Trail. Campsite 8C4 is closed to all use until further notice. Restricted: Several previously closed backcountry campsites are available for walk-in permits, but are not available for reservation.

Public and firefighter safety is always the first concern and priority. 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. Fires are managed to protect people and property, enhance the area’s natural resources where appropriate, and safely and effectively use available firefighting resources.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 05th, 2013 approx. 04:15 PM
Locationabout three miles east of the South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park
Incident CommanderMike Lewelling

Current Situation

Size200 Acres

Unit Information

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Yellowstone National Park
National Park Service
PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

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