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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.

Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park lift Fire Restrictions Monday, Sept 9th

Fire danger is moderate.
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Wild Fire Updates
Monday, September 9, 2002

Fire Restrictions Lifted for BTNF and Grand Teton Park
Superintendent Steve Martin and Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton announced that fire restrictions are now being lifted in Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Jointly, all fire and smoking restrictions were lifted effective Monday, September 9, 2002. Teton County will maintain current fire restrictions until further notice.
   In Grand Teton National Park, wood and/or charcoal fires will be allowed at park campgrounds and picnic areas as long as they are limited to established fire pits or fire grates. Backcountry fires are allowed only in established fire rings at lakeshore campsites and must be attended at all times. Permits are required to camp in any of the park's backcountry sites.
   The Bridger-Teton National Forest also allows wood and/or charcoal campfires in the backcountry in established fire rings only. Permits are not required for non-commercial, backcountry national forest users. All park visitors and forest users are required to attend their campfires at all times. Additionally, only dead and down wood may be used as firewood in both the forest and park. The purpose of these restrictions is to provide for human safety, to protect personal property and to preserve the area's natural resources. With cooler temperatures, recent precipitation, and higher humidity, the fire danger has been reduced to a rating of "Moderate”. Although fire restrictions have been lifted, park
visitors and forest users are asked to be extremely cautious when using fire and are reminded that fire restrictions could be reinstated if conditions change.

(National Fire Situation Report)
Bridger-Teton National Forest fire press updates

Local Fires at a Glance

Divide Fire:
Bridger Wilderness, south and east of Divide Lake, Pinedale Ranger District
Size: appx. 2,200 acres
Status: Wildland fire for resource benefit
Cause: Lightning

Divide Fire Closure Area
Divide Fire Perimeter, August 29, 2002. Click for larger version. US Forest Service map modified with color by Pinedale Online.

Geomac Fire Map web site
Teton Fires web site

Note: We do not have current information today on the status of this area closure. We'll post the information as soon as we know if this has changed.
Camping Closures:
Lakes closed to camping for public safety include: Little Divide Lake, Divide Lake, Lightning Lakes, Knob Lake, Upper & Lower Sylvan Lakes, Star Lake, Moose Lake, Scab Lake and Monroe Lake.

Trail Closures:

  • Scab Creek Trail #110: From the trailhead to the Forest Boundary is OPEN WITH NO RESTRICTIONS. From the Forest Boundary to Cross Lake is OPEN to THROUGH TRAVEL but subject to closure at any time pending fire activity
  • Lowline Trail #095 is CLOSED from Little Divide Lake to Star Lake.
  • Sage Basin Trail #109 is CLOSED at the Forest Boundary.
  • Sylvan Lakes Trail #162 is CLOSED.
  • Highline Trail #094 and Fremont Trail #096 (Continental Divide Trail) are OPEN WITH NO RESTRICTIONS.

Current information can be obtained by checking with the Pinedale Ranger District office, 307-367-4326, or stopping by the District office.

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


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Links to earlier Fire Info:

August 31, 2002
August 26, 2002
August 24, 2002
August 21, 2002
August 20, 2002
August 16, 2002
August 15, 2002
August 14, 2002 (Divide Fire pictures)
August 9, 2002 (Divide Fire pictures)
August 7, 2002
August 4, 2002
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 our fire update reports. See the Bridger-Teton National Forest web site for the official fire news releases.

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