Fire danger ‘moderate’ in Yellowstone National Park after historic floods

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Yellowstone National Park is in “moderate” fire danger, according to officials. “(Heads Up!) Moderate fire danger in Yellowstone. Currently, there are no active wildland fires [and] no fire restrictions in place or planned in the park,” the park wrote on Twitter. “Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings in campgrounds [and] some backcountry campsites,” it added. The park service noted that campfires must always be attended and cold to the touch before abandoning, telling visitors to soak, stir, feel and repeat. 
A Yellowstone bison lays down on the ground in front of the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., Wednesday, June 22, 2022. 
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)YELLOWSTONE FLOODS: FUNDING INCREASED FOR DISASTERIt also pointed out that the Greater Yellowstone area is a “fire-adapted ecosystem,” with fire playing an important role in maintaining the health of the area.This comes just weeks after floodwaters tore through the park and its surrounding communities, flooding homes and damaging infrastructure. 
Snow-capped mountains stand in the background as a detour sign directs traffic off a damaged road from severe flooding in Fishtail, Mont., Friday, June 17, 2022. 
(AP Photo/David Goldman)Recovery from the event could take months to years and federal funding for restructuring has totaled tens of millions of dollars. FLASH FLOODING IN UTAH’S CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK WASHES AWAY VEHICLES, TOURISTS AIRLIFTED TO SAFETY
Mud scraped from the floor of a flooded house belonging to Lindi O’Brien is seen, June 17, 2022, in Fromberg, Montana.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)The nation’s first national park reopened its southern loop to visitors last week, seeing fewer visitors than normal.As flooding has impacted parks across the U.S., wildfires have raged amid drought conditions and extreme heat. 
The Yellowstone River flows through Columbus, Mont., Friday, June 17, 2022.
(AP Photo/David Goldman)According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are now more than 4,400 wildland firefighters and support personnel assigned to incidents across the country. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSince Jan. 1, 2022, 32,689 wildfires have burned more than 3.5 million acres, well above the 10-year average. Julia Musto is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can find her on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto.

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