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July 6, 2001
Fires are burning on the Rim and in the northern Wyoming Range. Fires may be combined and managed all as one complex soon. As hot, dry weather continues, and more lightning and thunderstorms pass over, these fires have the potential to grow. So far, no campfire or firewooding restrictions are in place. No buildings are threatened by fires at this time. Fire danger is still high and expected to remain so for the next couple of days with the current weather forecast.
Boulder Basin fire (Pot Creek)
Where can you go to hike
Be aware that there is both black and grizzly bear activity in these
areas, and bears (blacks) are becoming more bold by coming into camps
to try and get food. A black bear has been seen at Fremont Lake Campground
and up by Photographer's Point. Be sure to practice clean camping and
use bear-proof food containers where they are available. Lightweight,
portable bear-proof containers (about the size of a small barrel) are
available for rent from the Forest Service. These have a $25 refundable
deposit and cost is by free-will donation, with the money going back
into the bear fund. Please report any bear sightings.
July 4, 2001 Fire Location Map
from the Pinedale Ranger District
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FIRE DANGER IS 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.|
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