YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The first confirmed wildland fire of the season in Yellowstone National Park was detected by a visitor over the weekend. Park Public Information Officer Linda Veress says the.1-acre lightning-ignited fire was located between Little Cottonwood Creek and Hellroaring Mountain in the northern part of the park. Four smokejumpers based in West Yellowstone, Montana, quickly put it out.

The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now HIGH.

Currently, there are no active wildland fires in the park, and there are no fire restrictions in place or planned in the park.

Visitors are reminded that campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. Campfires must always be attended and cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat.

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