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Horse Creek Fire Flames. Photo by Allene Dana.
Horse Creek Fire Flames
View of flames from the Horse Creek Fire as seen from the Jewett Elk Feedground on Monday, JUne 25th. Photo by Allene Dana.

Hot Spot. Photo by Dave Bell.
Hot Spot
View of flames from the Horse Creek Fire on Monday night, June 25th. Photo by Dave Bell.
Horse Creek Fire at 3000 acres
No structures threatened
by Pinedale Online!
June 26, 2007

Click on these links for more stories and photos about this fire:
June 2007 News Story Archive
Friday, June 29 Back Burn Photos (10 photos)
Thursday, June 28 Horse Creek Fire Photo Gallery (7 photos)
Tues & Wed, June 26 & 27 Horse Creek Fire Photo Gallery (30 photos)
Saturday, June 23 Horse Creek Fire Photo Gallery (38 photos)
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(Big Piney) Update Tuesday, June 26, 9:00 PM: The Horse Creek Fire increased from 2,200 acres as of noon Tuesday to 3000 acres by 9:00 PM, June 26th. Yesterday the fire was at 1200 acres. The fire is burning in the Wyoming Range on the Big Piney District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, 8-miles west of Merna, approximately 20 miles west of Daniel.

Gusty winds and dry humidities combined to fan the blaze and put dense smoke into the air on Tuesday. Spot fires started more than 1/4 mile ahead of the main front of the fire, spreading the fire to the east and southeast. A Type II Incident Management Team took over the fire at 6:00 AM Tuesday morning.

The photos on this page are the fire from different views from Monday and Tuesday, June 25 and 26. Allene Dana's photos were taken from the Jewett Elk Feed Ground, near the fire. Dave Bell's night photos were taken from over 30 miles away, looking from Pinedale. "Those are some big flames from 30 miles away," he said. He used his 400mm lens to get the shots. The daytime smoke photo was taken by Dawn Ballou Monday afternoon as seen from just north of Marbleton near Hwy 351. The Pinedale webcam view was taken Tuesday evening around 9 PM showing the smoky sunset over Pinedale. The Pinedale webcam is sponsored by Wolf Dodge and Pinedale Online.

The fire is 10% contained. There are approximately 217 fire personnel assigned to the fire. These include 11 engines from US Forest Service, Sublette County and National Park Service. There are three helicopters: a Type I, Type II, and Type II; four Type I hand crews with two more arriving today; four Type II hand crews; two Sublette County dozers; a watertender; and various overhead.

There are no structures threatened by this fire. The Horse Creek Road is closed to all but authorized fire personnel.

The cause of the Horse Creek fire is still under investigation. For more information, visit www.inciweb.org

For more of Dave's photos from the Horse Creek fire, click on this link to his photo gallery: Dave Bell Scenic Photos



Related Links
  • PDF Slide Show of Horse Creek Fire - Tuesday, June 26th, from Beaver Rim, by Tony & Pat Frizzell
  • Photos from Saturday, June 23 - 38 photos of the fire, Pinedale Online!

  • Inferno. Photo by Allene Dana.
    Inferno
    Photo of the Horse Creek Fire as seen from the Jewett Elk Feedground on Monday, June 25th. Photo by Allene Dana.

    Helicopter bucket drop. Photo by Allene Dana.
    Helicopter bucket drop
    A helicopter drops its bucket load of water on a hot spot on the Horse Creek Fire on Monday, June 25th. Photo by Allene Dana.

    Smoke Billowing. Photo by Allene Dana.
    Smoke Billowing
    A helicopter carries water through billowing smoke from the Horse Creek Fire on Monday, June 25th. Photo by Allene Dana.

    View from S Cottonwood. Photo by Melanie Ball.
    View from S Cottonwood
    View looking north from the South Cottonwood Road. South Cottonwood Creek is in the foreground, Triple Peak Lodge is structure to the left. This photo was taken around noon on Tuesday, June 26, by Melanie Ball while on her rural mail route.

    Fire on Tuesday. Photo by Melanie Ball.
    Fire on Tuesday
    Fire around noon on Tuesday, June 26th. Picture taken from the cutoff road between the Ryegrass Road and Horse Creek Road, looking northwest. Photo by Melanie Ball.

    Black Smoke. Photo by Melanie Ball.
    Black Smoke
    Black smoke is produced when trees torch and burn very hot. This photo was taken around noon on Tuesday, June 26th, by Melanie Ball. View looking northwest from the cutoff road between the Ryegrass Road and Horse Creek Road.

    On the ridge. Photo by Tony & Pat Frizzell.
    On the ridge
    View looking from Beaver Creek drainage southwest at the Horse Creek Fire on Tuesday, June 26th. Photo from Tony & Pat Frizzell, taken from the back porch of their home. Click on the Related Links below to run a PDF slide show showing more photos of this sequence view as seen Tuesday from Beaver Rim.

    Crossing the ridge. Photo by Tony & Pat Frizzell.
    Crossing the ridge
    Flames top the ridge over into the Beaver Creek drainage. View looking southwest at the fire. Photo by Tony & Pat Frizzell, taken from their back porch on Tuesday evening, June 26th.

    Horse Creek drainage. Photo by Tony & Pat Frizzell.
    Horse Creek drainage
    Another view showing the Horse Creek fire on Tuesday afternoon, June 25th, by Tony & Pat Frizzell from their back porch. Their home is on Beaver Rim. Merna Butte is the ridge just in front of the fire. Horse Creek flows from right to left (west to east) in front of the ridge. The main Horse Creek road follows the base of the ridge. Fire camp, in the snowmobilie parking lot, is the back collection of buildings on the far right.

    Snowy Fire. Photo by Tony & Pat Frizzell.
    Snowy Fire
    Snow-capped Mt. McDougal in the Wyoming Range sits behind the raging Horse Creek Fire on Tuesday, June 26th. This view is looking southwest from Beaver Rim. The main road going into the Horse Creek drainage goes from left to right at the base of the treed hill. The snowmobile parking lot is about 1/4 mile to the right out of the edge of this picture. Photo by Tony & Pat Frizzell.

    Tuesday Sunset in Pinedale. Photo by Pinedale Webcam.
    Tuesday Sunset in Pinedale
    Smoke from the Horse Creek Fire makes the sunset even redder on Tuesday evening, June 26th. View from the Pinedale Webcam, sponsored by Wolf Dodge and Pinedale Online.

    View from Marbleton. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    View from Marbleton
    View of smoke from the Horse Creek Fire on Monday, June 25th, around 3 PM. The fire grew by 1000 acres between Monday and Tuesday. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!

    Hot Spot. Photo by Dave Bell.
    Hot Spot
    Trees torching on Monday night. Dave Bell shot this photo with his long lens, from 30 miles away.
      
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