August 27, 2001
closures have been lifted for Boulder Lake fire area. All roads, trails
& campgrounds are open.
Where to get more information:
Piney Ranger District
to report fires:
Callers are reminded that if they are using a cell phone, they may not get a local office when they dial 911. The best place to call for area fires is either the local Sheriff's office or the Bridger-Teton Fire Office. Be prepared to give a location of the smoke, your name, where you are calling from, and how they can get ahold of you again for more information if needed.
New fires over the weekend in one in the wilderness in the Big Sandy area and one in the Greys River in Roosevelt Meadows.
Creek Fire - 35 acres, Big Sandy area
Fire - 25 acres, Roosevelt Meadows
Fire - 100% Contained
The Bear Cub Fire is in the Teton Wilderness approximately 6 miles north of Brooks Lake. This fire is presently being managed as a Wildland Fire Use for Resource Benefit and will be closely monitored in the event suppression becomes necessary.
The Falcon Fire moved west of Falcon Creek over the weekend and is now estimated at 2,700 acres. It is being managed in cooperation with Yellowstone National Park. There is concern for the Hawk's Rest Patrol Cabin located near Bridger Lake on the northern boundary of the Teton Wilderness.
The Green Knoll Fire near Wilson is 100% Contained and Controlled, but is still putting up some smoke as it burns vegetation within the fire perimeter. Crews are closely monitoring this fire which probably won't be completely out until the snow flies.
Apparently there is still some confusion about what is and isn't allowed under the current fire restrictions and the Forest Service is still finding abandoned campfires in dispersed areas as well as in campgrounds. The open fire restriction applies to all of Sublette County, including private lands. Ranchers and landowners: burning trash in open barrels is not permitted, even on your own land. If you want to have a Bar-B-Q, you need to be using either a fully enclosed grill or be in a campground using a provided pit or metal fire grill. A developed recreation area means a campground managed by the Forest Service, BLM or some agency. An open area at the end of a two-track road by a lake or stream with a campfire ring is not a developed camping spot! If you aren't sure what is permitted, call the Forest Service or Sheriff's Office and ask. Anyone found responsible for causing a wildfire may be held responsible for the firefighting costs, so a carelessly tossed cigarette or morning warming fire could end up being very expensive.
DANGER IS EXTREME.
|Anyone with concerns about fires can contact the Sublette County Sheriff's office at 307-367-4376, or the Pinedale Ranger District, 307-367-4326. Hikers in the wilderness who may have cell phones and can get a signal out can call 911 and ask to be routed to the Sublette County Sheriff's office if they have concerns.|
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Pinedale Online fire update. Local fire status information provided by the Pinedale Ranger District and the Jackson office of the US Forest Service, Bridger-Teton National Forest. Copyright 2001.