Granite Creek drainage reopened for some use
Granite Hot Springs reopened for day use; Temporary closure order still in effect
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
July 26, 2007
The Bridger-Teton National Forest will allow recreationists to utilize some of the Granite Creek drainage beginning Friday, July 27, as firefighters continue to suppress the Granite fire.
The temporary closure order will still be in effect, but it has been modified to allow use of the Granite Creek road.
Additionally, Granite Hot Springs will be open for day use from 10:00am – 8:00 pm. The Granite Creek campground and Granite Creek trail will remain closed to the public.
Firefighters will leave the sprinklers in place around the structures in case the Granite fire flares up again and triggers firefighters to takemore defensive actions.
The Granite fire is 1452 acres and is continuing to burn north into the Gros Ventre Wilderness.
Because there has been little change in the Granite fire over the last several days fire officials have downsized the crew to 10 firefighters.
Incident Commander Brian Karchut asks that people use caution in the area, as the wildfire is still not contained and there will be fire personnel and apparatus in and around the area.
For more information on the Granite fire, visit www.inciweb.org.