Over the past 24 hours, the Cow Camp fire grew from 15 acres to approximately
315 acres by Sunday morning. This fire is burning south of Pinedale and
east of Boulder in the Pocket Creek drainage approximately 1.5 miles south
of Wolf Lake, just outside the Bridger Wilderness boundary. It has been
determined that this fire was caused by lightning.
Local firefighting crews will be supplemented tomorrow
by two more 20-person crews who will be arriving from the Pacific Northwest.
Resources are limited for this fire because so many are currently working
on larger fires in other areas. An outfitter's camp and a cow camp are
in the vicinity of the fire area. The public is being asked to refrain
from using this area for safety purposes. There are no closures in effect
at this time.
Forest Service firefighting efforts are aimed at protecting
the cow camp and outfitter camp which are located northwest of the fire
and keeping the fire north of Jim Creek. Emphasis is on containment of
the southwest and southern flanks of the fire.
The Cow Camp fire was detected Saturday morning and
has been determined to have been caused by lightning. Currently the B-T
Regulars and a 20-person fire crew are assigned to the fire which is headed
by a Type 3 Team. There is a red flag warning in effect this afternoon
for wind gusts up to 35 mph which could hamper control efforts.
Pinedale, in Arizona
Residents of Pinedale, Arizona, finally began returning to their homes
east of a giant Arizona wildfire Saturday, after spending a week watching
from afar as the inferno threatened their neighborhoods and charred nearly
half a million acres. The massive Rodeo-Chediski still threatens to overrun
several communities, and other areas near Pinedale, Arizona are still
closed. On the 700-square-mile fire's western flank, a two-lane highway
served as an asphalt line in the sand where firefighters battled to keep
the flames from spreading to more communities. The massive fire reached
437,000 acres by early Saturday. Nearly 30,000 residents were forced out
of their homes by the fire as a precaution. More than 4,100 firefighters
are battling the blaze. Officials said 423 homes have been lost -- but
thousands have been saved. (more on CNN online
NO fire restrictions on Bridger-Teton National Forest administered
lands at this time.
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.
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. Fire size is estimated at 315
acres as of 8 am Sunday morning. No trails, roads or structures affected
at this time. No closures are in effect.
eastern Wyoming have caused fires there to burn across containment lines
and increase in size. Fires are currently burning on the Medicine Bow
National Forest and on BLM administered lands near Casper and Rawlins.
As of today, 6 other fires are burning in Wyoming, none of which are contained.
Camp fire is the only wild fire currently reported on the Bridger-Teton
Wild Fire Incident Map
Wildland Fire Update