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Fire Update

Saturday, September 8, 2001 update
All closures have been lifted.
All trails now open.

The Closure Area for the Clear Creek Fire near Green River Lakes has been lifted and all trails are now open. Visitors are cautioned to be careful and not go into the actual fire area due to hazards from falling trees and pockets of smoldering fire. This fire is now in patrol status.
   All crews have been pulled off the Iron Creek Fire in the Big Sandy area of the southern Wind River mountains and the fire management has been returned to the Pinedale Ranger District. This fire is being allowed to continue to burn as a Wildland Fire for Resource benefit. Recent cold weather and snow flurries have slowed the movement of the fire considerably. Visitors are being cautioned to be careful of falling trees and residual hot spots in the burn area.

More pictures of the Iron Creek Fire, September 2001.

The Wolf Creek Fire, located in the Snake River Canyon south of Jackson, near Wolf Creek has been controlled as of September 6, 2001 at 70 acres less than 1/2 mile away from highway 26/89. Crews and Helicopters have been
demobilized and the fire will be in patrol status.

Partial fire restrictions remain in effect for all of Sublette County and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Open fires are permitted only in developed campground facilities and charcoal and wood fires are prohibited in the backcountry. Only propane or liquid fueled stoves are allowed in back
country areas.

As hunting season is opening for various species, back country users are urged to wear flourescent orange hats, vests, or other clothing to make them more visible to hunters.

Earlier Updates:
Wednesday, September 5 update
Monday, September 3 update
Friday, August 31 update
Wednesday, August 29 update

Wednesday, August 22 update
Tuesday, August 21, noon update
Monday, August 20 7pm update
Monday, August 20 10am update
Sunday, August 19 update
Wednesday, August 8 update
Wednesday, August 1 update
Sunday, July 29 update
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

The Iron Creek fire is being allowed to burn to clear underbrush and debris for future fire protection.
The Iron Creek Fire in the Big Sandy area of the Bridger Wilderness is being allowed to burn for resource benefits. As a natural fire in a wilderness area, it meets Forest Service management objectives to allow this fire to burn. Colder temperatures and snow have slowed this fire considerably and the fire is now in patrol status. Crews and helicopters have been demobilized. 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

Bridger-Teton Fire Info
Jay Anderson, BTNF Public Affairs, Jackson

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.

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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Pinedale Online fire update. Local fire status information provided by the Pinedale Ranger District and the Jackson office of the US Forest Service, Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Copyright 2001.