YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming have imposed some fire restrictions because of the hot, dry conditions.
The restrictions pertain to where people can build fires. Yellowstone says open fires of any kind are prohibited in the backcountry, including established campsites.
Campfires are only allowed in an established fire grate at front country campgrounds, picnic areas or housing areas.
In Grand Teton, a fire, campfire, barbecue or grill is allowed only at designated recreation sites such as established campgrounds or picnic areas.
In both parks, use of portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel, or use of a fully enclosed sheepherder type stove with a spark arrester screen is permitted.