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Fire Update
Sunday, July 29, 2001

Fires at a Glance

    The fire situation for our southern half of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is still calm with no new fires to report. The old fires are still being patrolled and watched, but are controlled and not a concern. The Winds, Wyoming Range and Gros Ventre mountains are all open and no campfire restrictions are in effect. Fire danger is still very high, so please be very careful with open fires and cigarettes. If you do build a fire, please make certain it is out before you leave your camp and never leave a campfire unattended.

    The Green Knoll fire up near Wilson, several miles southwest of Jackson, is at the homes in subdivisions, but so far no structures have been lost due to the heroic efforts of the many firefighters and air attack crews working long hours on this fire. The official word now is that this fire is believed to have been human-caused, started by a campfire. Residents in the town of Wilson are on standby in case an evacuation order is given, but they hope that won't happen. For the official word on the status of the fires, go to the Teton Fires web site or call the Interagency Fire Information Center. There have been some media reports that have been in error about the fire situation, so be sure to check the Teton Fires web site or call the IFIC at 307-739-5577 for the official source of information about current fire activity and at risk structures affected by the fire. The fire is currently at 4,620 acres and has over 1,000 fire fighting personnel on the job. It is being called 50% contained on the SE and SW sides. Fire perimeter map (7/28)

    The town of Jackson is not threatened by this fire. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are also 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 at or call 307-733-3316. The Interagency Fire Information Center is located at 340 N. Cache St., Jackson, WY with phone lines staffed from 7 am to 10 pm daily now, 307-739-5500. Click here for pictures from the Green Knoll Fire.

  • Articles on CNN's web site about the Wyoming fires: Campfire May be Cause of Wyoming Blaze (July 9, 2001), "Green Slime" May Save Homes from Wyoming Fire (July 27, 2001) and Wildfire Spreads in Wyoming Forest Land (July 26, 2001)
  • The state of Wyoming Tourism Department now also has frequently updated fire information for tourists and travelers at
  • Map of other wild fires in the US

Latest Fire Press Releases

Plume from the Green Knoll fire
The Green Knoll fire burns near Wilson, Wyoming, southwest of Jackson. Teton Interagency Fire Crew photo.

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-10 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.

Sunday, July 29, 2001

Our fire situation remains about the same on the southern end of the Bridger-Teton National Forest 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 daily from 7 am until 10 pm now, with ten phone lines. You can get information, updated several times daily, 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 to find the answers to your questions. 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:
Friday, July 27 update
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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