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Saturday, June 29, 2002

  • 4:15 pm: The Cow Camp fire was reported burning in the Wolf Lake area of the Wind River Mountains near the wilderness area around 11 am this morning east of Boulder. Size is reported to be estimated from a helicopter visual inspection at 15+ acres, burning in heavy timber. The fire is crowning and spotting at this time. An IC Type 3 crew has been ordered in.
  • Forest Service fire fighting crews are responding. Currently no trails or roads are affected, however there is an outfitter's cow camp in the vicinity. Details will be reported as they come available. Scroll down this page for more details.
  • Fire Danger on the Pinedale Ranger District is Moderate.
  • Click here for the current wildland fire status map for the US. Fire Map

    Haying in the Fire Orange Sunset Glow
    Fires last year created incredible sunsets.
    Fires last year created incredible sunsets. Haying continued while fires burned around the Green River Valley sending up columns of smoke. Click for larger version of picture. Photo by Pinedale Online.

    Current Fire Information:

    4:15 pm, Saturday, June 29: The Cow Camp Fire is reported burning at this time on the Pinedale Ranger District near Wolf Lake east of Boulder. Size is reported at approximately 15+ acres through visual aerial inspection from the helicopter with rate of spread increasing as the fire crowns and spots in heavy timber. Winds are estimated at between 10-15 mph in the area.
       This fire is currently under initial attack by the Pinedale Ranger District with a Type 3 Crew having been called in. This fire is near the Bridger Wilderness and no structures are reported in the immediate vicinity. No trails or roads are affected at this time. An outfitter's cow camp is in the general area, but it is not known if it is threatened at this time.
       Some smoke from fires in other areas (Colorado and Utah fires) may drift in at times creating hazy conditions. A helicopter crew has been performing aerial reconnaissance of the Wind River Range area during the afternoon to look for smokes and evaluate the Cow Camp fire status. Sublette County fire crews also assisted early on with this fire.


    Bridger-Teton National Forest:
    NO fire restrictions on Bridger-Teton National Forest administered lands at this time.

    NO fire restrictions on BLM administered lands at this time.

    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.



    Fires at a Glance

  • One fire, the Cow Camp Fire, is currently reported in the Wind River Range of the Pinedale Ranger District in the Bridger-Teton National Forest near the wilderness. Fire size is estimated at 15+ acres as of 4:15 pm Saturday afternoon from aerial visual inspection. No trails, roads or structures affected at this time. An IC Type 3 Team has been ordered in.
  • Links to earlier Fire Info:
    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
    Jay Anderson, BTNF Public Affairs, Jackson, Wyoming

    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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    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 2002.