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Fire Update
Friday, July 27, 2001 - 5:30 pm

Fires at a Glance

    The Green Knoll fire up in Jackson is spotting around homes in subdivisions near Wilson and the fire front is not far behind. At 3:30 pm today the update on the Teton Fires web site reported, " No structures are currently on fire. This could change at any time". This fire is now at 3,251 acres and 5 subdivisions have been evacuated. This fire is the #1 firefighting priority in the nation. While some media reports have said this fire was human-caused, the fire is still under investigation and no official cause has been released yet. This fire is approximately 8 miles west of Jackson and the town of Jackson is not threatened. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are also both open and operating normally. If you're planning a trip near this area, you can contact the Jackson Chamber of Commerce for the latest on how the fire might affect your travel plans or call 307-733-3316. The Fire Information Center is located at 340 N. Cache St., Jackson, WY. Center phone lines are staffed 7 am to 9 pm daily, 307-739-5500. Click here for pictures from the Green Knoll Fire.

  • Not much change in the fire status for us here on the south end of the BTNF, with no active fires. All campgrounds and trails are open, and no restrictions are in effect. The Buck, Fisherman, Rim and Sacajawea fires still have crews on them patrolling for hot spots. Please be careful with campfires and cigarettes as you recreate on the forest and call in any smoke columns you might see. If you're planning on coming to the Wind River Range, Green River area, Gros Ventres, or the Wyoming Range, things still look great, so come on over!
  • Articles on CNN's web site about the Wyoming fires: "Green Slime" May Save Homes from Wyoming Fire (July 27, 2001) and Wildfire Spreads in Wyoming Forest Land (July 26, 2001)
  • To find the most current fire info, go to the Teton Fires web site or call the Interagency Fire Information Center at (307) 739-5577.
  • The state of Wyoming Tourism Department now also has frequently updated fire information for tourists and travelers at

Latest Fire Press Releases

Haying with horses in the Bondurant valley this week
As the Green Knoll fire burns in the Jackson Hole valley to the north, life goes on in Bondurant where the Campbell family hays their fields using the traditional horse method this week. Just several weeks ago, homes near Bondurant and in the Hoback area were threatened by nearby fires.

Where to get more information:

For More Info on the Web

Teton Fires
Bridger-Teton National Forest

National Interagency Fire Center NIFC Wildland Fire Map

Press Releases

Bridger-Teton Fire Info
Staffed Phone: 307-739-5577
7:00 am-9 pm

Jay Anderson, BTNF Public Affairs, Jackson

Pinedale Ranger District
29 CR-154, Pinedale

Big Piney Ranger District
315 S. Front, Big Piney

Where to report fires:
Sublette County Sheriff's Office

911 or 307-367-4378
Pinedale Ranger District
Big Piney Ranger District
BTNF Supervisor's Office (Jackson)

Teton Fire Dispatch
(Grand Teton Park in Moose)


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.

Friday, July 27, 2001

Fortunately, our fire situation on the southern end of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is relatively calm with no new fires to report. The Forest Service is still patrolling our old fires for hot spots and will probably continue to do that until the snow flies. The Buck, Fisherman, Rim and Sacajawea fires still are being watched, but are under control.

The Interagency Fire Information Center is open up in Jackson for fire questions from 7 am until 9 pm. You can get information, updated several times daily now, online at the Teton Fires web site, If you need to talk with someone in person, call (307) 739-5577. We encourage people to check out the web site first though to find the answers to your questions. The folks at the Center are pretty busy right now with the fire so close to homes, so please save your calls for important reasons. You can also get information, updated several times daily, from the Wyoming Department of Tourism now regarding how fires may affect your planned trip. Their web site is:

There are currently no restrictions on campfires, although we suggest if you don't need one, please don't build one, or be very careful if you do. All trails, campgrounds and roads are open. Folks planning on hiking the Winds, Gros Ventres or Wyoming Range are still encouraged to come. It's business as normal for us down here, as we keep a cautious eye to the north. At present, things are looking good and the mountains are beautiful and the fishing is great. Click here for John Ross's fishing hatch report from Two Rivers Emporium in Pinedale for the latest on the fishing conditions for the Green & New Fork Rivers and area lakes.

Click here for recent
Pictures from the Green Knoll Fire

Earlier Updates:

Wednesday, July 25 update
Tuesday, July 24 update
Monday, July 16 update
Monday, July 9 update
Sunday, July 8 update

Saturday, July 7 update

Friday July 6, 2001 9 pm update
Friday, July 6, 2001 8 am update
Thursday, July 5, 2001


Press Releases:
Click here for the latest:
July 25, 2001 (BTNF/GTNP) Evacuation Ordered for Two Fire Area Subdivisions. Green Knoll Fire Receives Top Priority for Suppression.

July 24, 2001 (BTNF) Green Knoll Fire Experiences Limited Growth
July 24, 2001 (BTNF/GTNP) Green Knoll Fire Area Estimates Reevaluated
July 22, 2001 (BTNF) Green Knoll Fire Update
July 22, 2001 (BTNF) Mosquito Creek Fire Update

July 14, 2001 (BTNF) Lightning Show Sparks More Fires on the BTNF
July 13, 2001 (BTNF) New Fires Ignite as Incident Management Teams Depart BTNF
July 9, 2001 (BTNF) Greys River Complex Fire Fact Sheet
July 8, 2001 (BTNF) Fire Crews Released as Teams get a grip on Complex Fires
July 8, 2001 (BTNF) Greys River Complex Fire Fact Sheet
July 7, 2001 (BTNF) Positive Outlook on BTNF Fisherman Complex Fires
July 7, 2001 (BTNF) Greys River Complex Fire Fact Sheet
July 7, 2001 8:00 am (BTNF) National Teams Arrive on BTNF Fires
July 6, 2001 8:00 am (BTNF) National Teams Called in to Manage BTNF Forest Fires
July 5, 2001 3:00 pm (BTNF) Thirteen Fires Burning on Bridger-Teton National Forest
July 5, 2001 8:00 am (BTNF) Eleven Fires Burning on Bridger-Teton National Forest


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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