Jim Creek Fire update: August 9
1950 acres, monitoring, allowing to burn
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
August 9, 2006
The Jim Creek fire began on June 26 from lightning, 24 miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming, in the Bridger Wilderness. The fire is burning in an area where such natural fires are permissible, both in and out of the wilderness.
Status: 1,950 acres. There are 12 fire personnel assigned to the fire.
Objective: To provide for public and fire personnel safety, and to allow the fire to burn where it won't threaten private property, facilities, or other developments.
Recent Events: There have been several new starts from lightning in the East zone fire management area over the last few days, four located in the Bondurant area and another in the Upper Green River area, these fires are all contained at this time.
This Week's Strategy: The Kings Peak Fire use module will remain on the fire to monitor fire activity and patrol Management Action Point 12A.
Today's Strategy: Continue monitoring and patrolling the fire.
Forecast: Very dry, warm, breezy conditions. Southwest winds of 10 to 25 MPH will increase this afternoon. Thursday also looks dry with the potential for a critical fire day on Friday.
Closures: The Jim Creek drainage is closed starting at Forest Road 710.
Points to Consider: "Aspen is a very fire dependent tree that is used by some 200 species of wildlife. It is estimated that approximately half of the aspen habitat across the West has been lost due to fire suppression over the past 100 years."-Nick Scribner, Pinedale Habitat Biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish.