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Fire Update
July 5, 2001 2 pm

Fires At a Glance
  • 13 lightning-caused fires are currently burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
  • The largest, the Deer Creek fire, was approximately 35 acres this morning burning on the Greys River District out of Afton and has crews and helicopter support. The other fires are less than 2 acres in size and are located near the Rim, near Bondurant, and in the Wyoming range. No structures are threatened by any of these fires.
  • Fire danger is high on the Forest and fire restrictions are expected to go into effect shortly. Forest Service personnel are still finding campfires that have been left unattended and are asking the public to be very careful with any fires they build and to make sure fires are dead out before they leave.
  • Pinedale Online will be updating this fire information as often as needed.

Fire danger is high.

For More Info

Bridger-Teton National Forest
National Interagency Fire Center NIFC Wildland Fire Map

Press Releases

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)

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Fires are burning on the Rim, near Bondurant, and in the Wyoming Range. Most fires are still small, but have the potential to grow as hot, dry weather continues and more lightning and thunderstorms pass over in the days ahead.

Deer Creek fire
35 acres
8 smoke jumpers on initial attack. Three 20-person crews ordered plus heavy Type I Helicopter.

2 Rim fires
2 acres
Fires on east and west side of the Rim. 7-man crew on initial attack. Potential to grow if winds shift.

North Horse Creek fire
< 1 acre
Crews are on initial attack.

Lookout Mountain fire
<1 acre
Crews are on initial attack.

Mill Creek fire
<1 acre
Crews are on initial attack.

Silver Mine fire-Controlled & out.

Murphy Lake fire
< 2 acres
Initial attack crews on fire along with a heavy engine.

New Fork Campground fire
<1/4 acre - Controlled
Fire caused by unattended campfire.

Boulder Basin fire
- 1/4 acre, Controlled
Was appx. 1/2 mile from Circle S Ranch

South Beaver fire
Appx 1/2 acre
Appx 2 miles west of Strawberry Ridge
Initial attack crews on fire.

July 4, 2001 Fire Location Map
from the Pinedale Ranger District
July 4, 2001 fire map
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Press Releases:
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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