Over the past 24 hours, the Cow Camp fire increased in size to approximately
324 acres. Firefighters were able to hold the fire on its southern border
Monday night, with only minor growth to the fire's eastern flank. Ninety
people are presently working this fire, including four 20-person crews
and their associated support personnel. An additional 20-person crew arrived
today from Richfield, Utah, Fish Lake National Forest. Suppression efforts
are focusing on the southern and eastern flanks to keep the fire north
of Jim Creek as firefighters prepare for another day of Red Flag weather
conditions including hot, dry weather, low relative humidity and high
The nearby cow camp was evacuated on Saturday, June
29th, and firefighters are working to protect the outfitter's cabin northwest
of the fire area. The public is being asked to refrain from using this
area for safety purposes. Crews are still creating handline construction,
gridding spot fires, and preparing areas for mop up. The fire is in heavy
timber with many spot fires.
The initial attack helicopeter was called away from
the Cow Camp fire for a short time to assist with a search and rescue
mission in Grand Teton National Park, but returned later in the day. It
is helping with shuttling crews and supplies and performing some water
At present, the fire is approximately 20% contained.
No roads or trails are closed, and no closures are in effect due to this
The Bureau of Land Management issued a press release
that fire restrictions would go into effect on BLM lands as of July 4th.
Restrictions prohibit any fires except within agency provided grates at
developed recreation sites. Fully enclosed stoves or grills or stoves
using pressurized liquid or gas are allowed. Smoking is prohibited except
within a closed vehicle or building or a developed recreation site, or
while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or
cleared of all flammable material. Other restrictions regarding chain
saws, welders and torches are in effect. Off-road vehicles are prohibited
unless equipped with a properly installed spark arrester. Contact the
local BLM office for more details on the exact restrictions.
Fireworks are also prohibited on BLM and National Forest
lands and within all of Sublette County.
NO fire restrictions on Bridger-Teton National Forest administered
lands at this time. Back country users are reminded that campfires
are not allowed above timberline in the wilderness at any time.
Fireworks are prohibited at all times.
Lighting fireworks is prohibited within Sublette County.
restrictions will begin 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.
at a Glance
the Cow Camp Fire, is currently burning in the Wind River Range of the
Pinedale Ranger District in the Bridger-Teton National Forest near the
wilderness. The fire is approximately 1.5 miles south of Wolf Lake just
outside the Bridger Wilderness boundary. This is a lightning caused fire
which began Saturday, June 29th.
fire is burning near Flaming Gorge in the Utah portion which has closed
Hwy 191 and threatens structures at Flaming Gorge Dam. The Mustang fire
was reported to have 200 foot flames and required evacuations of recreation
Fork II fire is burning on the east side of the Continental Divide on
the Wind River Reservation and is now 4,500 acres and 0% contained. Smoke
from this fire can be seen from our side of the Winds and has been confusing
to some recreationists who have reported it as a possible new fire.
Wild Fire Incident Map
Wildland Fire Update