Pictures are courtesy of Monte Skinner taken Sunday afternoon just prior to having to leave Skinner Brothers Camp located on the north side of Burnt Lake. Skinner Brother camp is not in danger for now, but was evacuated in case the fire shifts north. Monte said they didn't have much time to gather equipment. He took as many horses as he could and then released the rest. They will have to find them when the closure is lifted. For more pictures of the fire goto our photo page. For more information about Skinner Brothers Camp visit www.wyomingoutdoors.com.
Where to get more information:
Anderson, BTNF Public Affairs, Jackson
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.
Partial open fire and smoking restrictions are in effect for all of Sublette County, Bridger-Teton National Forest, State and BLM lands.Open fire restrictions went into effect Wednesday, August 1st for the entire Sublette County and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Details of the fire restrictions are posted at forest entrances, trails, and at District offices. Basically, you can have a campfire in a developed recreation area still, but no where else. You can also still use a chainsaw to get firewood, but must have an approved spark arrestor, fire extinguisher and shovel nearby. Fire danger is currently at EXREME.
"We're in worse condition this year than we were last year as far as vegetation, dryness conditions and overall lack of water. Ponds and creeks are drying up that haven't dried up before" commented Cindy Stein of the Pinedale Ranger District. Lightning storms have been passing through very frequently and strikes have been causing small fires, mostly in the upper Green River area of our part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Forest Service fire crews have been getting on these fires very quickly with ground crews and by helicopter, so fortunately none has become very large. New small fires have been up in the Jack Creek area by Fisherman Creek near Bondurant and Rock Creek. These have all been small spot fires that have been fairly quickly put out.
Your Spot Carefully
Might be a Very Costly Camping Trip
The Interagency Fire Information Center is open up in Jackson for fire questions daily from 7 am until 10 pm. You can get information, updated several times daily, online at the Teton Fires web site, www.tetonfires.com. If you need to talk with someone in person, call (307) 739-5577. We encourage people to check out the web site first to find the answers to your questions.
You can also get information, updated several times daily, from the Wyoming Department of Tourism regarding how fires may affect your planned trip. Their web site is: www.wyomingtourism.org.
FIRE DANGER IS VERY HIGH
|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.|
Last Year's Fires: 2000 Fire pages
Pinedale Online front page
Pinedale Online fire update. Local fire status information provided by the Pinedale Ranger District, US Forest Service Bridger-Teton National Forest. Copyright 2001.