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Continuing News:
Wild Fires
Current information on wild fires near Pinedale, Wyoming, the western Wind River Mountains, the Wyoming Range, and the southern portion of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Partial Camp Fire Restrictions
are in effect

BTNF Fire Restrictions

Fire Danger is Moderate
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Wild Fire Updates
Sunday, August 4, 2002

Mule Fire 100% controlled. Closures lifted. No new fires.
The Mule Fire was called 100% Controlled Thursday afternoon. The Type III Team will demobilize today and just one 20-person crew will remain to work on the fire, stationed out of Sherman Guard Station. The area closure for Horse Creek, North & South Beaver, Dry Beaver and Lead Creek was lifted last Saturday. Check our archives for photos of the Mule fire taken by the North Carolina Command Team. No other fires are currently burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
(National Fire Situation Report)

Bridger-Teton National Forest fire press updates

  • This page will only be updated as fire activity changes.

  • The area closure for the Horse Creek/Beaver Creek drainage areas have been lifted. Although the roads and area are open, people are discouraged from using the area unless they need to. There is still increased traffic on the road and some helicopter activity occuring.

  • Due to decreased fire activity on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Forest Service has temporarily closed the Fire Information hotlines. Additional information can be obtained by calling (307) 739-5500, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Forest Service officials remind people that fire restrictions are in effect and campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds. Also, campers are reminded not to leave campfires unattended and to make sure their fire is completely out before leaving the area.

Local Fires at a Glance

Mule Fire:
Horse Creek, Big Piney Ranger District
Size: 3,930 acres
Status: 100% Controlled
Cause: Lightning

Geomac Fire Map web site

Teton Fires web site

Retardant drop on Mule Fire
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More Current Fire Information:
The Mule Fire is 100% controlled. The Type III Team is demobilizing today leaving one 20-person crew operating out of Sherman Guard Station to continue to work on fire mop-up and road and trail rehab. The camp on Ryegrass/Cottonwood road should be gone by the end of today. Road restrictions at the Merna Junction were lifted last Saturday night, but residents are cautioned that there is still increased traffic on the roads from fire fighting personnel. The public is still being asked not to go into the area unless they need to. One helicopter and an engine remain to support the crews.
   There was one accident last Tuesday when a water truck and trailer overturned at the fire. No one was injured, but the vehicle did roll. There have been no serious injury accidents on this fire.

   We'll update this fire page as fire conditions warrant and change. Also check the Bridger Teton fire page and Teton Fires web sites for current press releases about fire conditions. Please be very careful with cigarettes when outdoors and remember that campfires are allowed ONLY in designated campgrounds.

Bridger-Teton National Forest fire press updates
Teton Fires web site:

   Fire restrictions are in effect on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Sublette County. No campfires except in developed campgrounds.

Fire Restrictions
BTNF Fire Restrictions

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Bridger-Teton National Forest:
Partial fire restrictions are in effect on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Back country users are reminded that campfires are not allowed above timberline in the wilderness at any time. Fireworks are prohibited at all times. Restrictions

Sublette County
County-wide fire restrictions are in effect. Lighting fireworks is prohibited within Sublette County.

Fire restrictions began July 4th. No open fires except within developed recreation sites. Regulations regarding smoking, operating a chain saw, and welder are in effect. No fireworks.

Restrictions went into effect on State lands on June 11th.
No open fires, barbecue grills or fireworks on any lands or facilities administered by the Game and Fish Department.

Links to earlier Fire Info:

July 27, 2002
July 24, 2002 (More Mule fire pictures)
July 22, 2002
July 21, 2002 (Mule fire pictures)
July 19, 2002 (Mule fire pictures)
July 18, 2002
July 17, 2002
July 16, 2002
July 15, 2002
July 14, 2002
July 13, 2002
July 6, 2002
July 5, 2002
July 4, 2002
July 3, 2002
July 2, 2002
July 1, 2002
June 30, 2002
June 29, 2002
2001 Fire Updates
2000 Fire Updates

For More Info on the Web

Teton Fires
Bridger-Teton National Forest

National Interagency Fire Center NIFC
NIFC Wildland Fire Map

Where to get more information:
Bridger-Teton NF Fire Info
Mary Lendman or Jason Anderson
307-739-5542 or 307-739-5564

Pinedale Ranger District, BTNF

Big Piney Ranger District, BTNF

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 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 need to report a fire or have concerns. Be aware that 911 may route you to a different area other than Pinedale depending on where you are calling from.

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This Pinedale Online fire update is written by Dawn Svalberg from information obtained from the Pinedale Ranger District, the Jackson office of the US Forest Service Bridger-Teton National Forest, and online sources. Pinedale Online is solely responsible for the content of these reports. Copyright 2002.

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