Compared to the 30-year average, some areas of Yellowstone National Park received less than one quarter the amount of precipitation in June and throughout much of the summer the park saw some of its driest conditions since the 1930 Dust Bowl era. This summer’s dry weather also meant the Park Service went into an immediate suppression policy for all fire starts. Thirteen blazes ignited in Yellowstone through early August two of them human caused and all of which were kept to less than an acre in size by launching quick initial attacks. Despite the beginning of fall and the season’s first snowfall fire danger remains high.
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