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Wild Fire Updates
Friday, July 5, 2002

Two Cow Camp Fire Crews Demobilized
366 acres, 95% contained, Start: June 29
Cause: Lightning, Location:
15 miles east of Boulder

  • Cow Camp Fire (Pinedale Ranger District):
    Two of the 7 crews assigned to the fire were demobilized today, leaving five, 20-person crews working the fire. Objectives are to keep the fire north of Jim Creek with emphasis on containment of the southwest and southern flanks of the fire. A total of 140 personnel are now assigned to the fire, including overhead. The fire is about 15 miles east of Boulder and 30 miles from Pinedale.
  • Fire restrictions in effect on BLM and State lands.
  • Fireworks are prohibited within Sublette County and on National Forest lands. The Forest Service reported that they didn't write any citations on National Forest land for fireworks violations over the 4th.
  • Fire Danger on the Pinedale Ranger District is Moderate. No closures or restrictions currently in effect on National Forest.

    Cow Camp Fire Map

    Click on the image above for a map showing the location of the Cow Camp fire. The fire is currently just outside the Bridger Wilderness boundary, approximately 15 miles east of Boulder and 30 miles from Pinedale near Pocket Creek.

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    Current Fire Information:
    The Cow Camp fire is now reported to be 95% contained and two of the 20-person crews were demobilized today. Crews are performing mop up and continuing to look for hot spots while completing line construction around the fire. One helicopter is still assigned to this fire. Other crews are performing frequent visual surveillence of the whole forest to look for any new fires. Fire danger is still Moderate on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and no fire restrictions are currently in effect.
       The Cow Camp fire is burning in sub-alpine fir and spruce at approximately 9,000 feet in elevation, immediately south of the Bridger Wilderness boundary, south of Wolf Lake. The nearby cow camp was evacuated on Saturday, June 29th, and fire crews are working to protect the outfitter's cabin.
       The public is still being asked to refrain from using this area for safety purposes.

    Local Fires at a Glance

    Cow Camp Fire
    Pocket Creek drainage, appx 1.5 miles south of Wolf Lake, just outside the Bridger Wilderness on the Pinedale Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest
    366 acres
    Started: June 29, 2002
    Crews: Type 3, 1 helicopter, 5 20-person crews (140 people)
    More Info: Pinedale Ranger District, 307-367-4326

    No other fires are currently burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest.



    Bridger-Teton National Forest:
    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.

    Sublette County
    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 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.  Copyright 2002.