October 5, 2001 update
Partial fire restrictions lifted on BTNF, but remain on BLM & Game & Fish lands.
Current fires on the Bridger-Teton National Forest:
Bondurant, WY: The Highland Fire, which has been burning since September 21st, was accurately mapped at 53 acres. This fire is being actively managed as a Wildland Fire Use for Resource Benefit to produce positive impacts to the surrounding resource. This fire is located two miles west of Granite Hot Springs, in the Gros Ventre Wilderness and has been relatively active since Sunday afternoon when it moved into a dense stand of fuel, producing a large column of smoke visible from great distances. This fire does not threaten any structures and Fire officials will continue to monitor the fires progress by air.
Wilson, WY: The lightning caused Taylor Fire located near Taylor Mountain seven miles south of Wilson Wyoming was contained September 28th at 5:00 PM and controlled September 29th at 12:00 PM. Crews will continue to perform mop up operations on this fire for the next several days.
Afton, WY: The Upper Cabin Creek Fire is located nine miles northeast of Afton Wyoming, southeast of McDougal Pass, near Upper Cabin Creek. This 1/10-acre, lightning caused spot fire was been responded to by two Helitack crewmembers that extinguished the fire at 10:00 am Tuesday and were demobilized.
The Lake Alice Fire is located on the eastern edge of Lake Alice, approximately 7 miles south of the La Barge Meadows Guard Station and twenty miles southeast of Afton. This fire one acre, human caused fire was reported Saturday and was extinguished by nine firefighters at 6:32 PM Monday.
If you have regarding these fires, please contact the Bridger-Teton National Forest at (307) 739-5500.
restrictions have been lifted for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, but
remain in effect on BLM and Game & Fish lands. 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
As hunting season is open for various species, back country users are urged to wear flourescent orange hats, vests, or other clothing to make them more visible to hunters.
Where to get more information:
Piney Ranger District
to report fires:
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.