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Pinedale Online > News > July 2008 > Fire ignites near Dutch Joe Guard Station
Fire ignites near Dutch Joe Guard Station
Forest Service evacuating some Rainbow camps
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
July 7, 2008

A fire was reported near the Bear Trap Meadows on the border between the Bureau of Land Management Land and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The fire has been named the Gathering 2 Fire and has burned approximately of an acre of dead trees that have fallen on the Forest. The fire is located approximately 31-miles southeast of Boulder, Wyoming near the Dutch Joe Guard Station. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Several Interagency firefighters are responding to the area. A Type I helicopter, which is a specialized helicopter for combating forest fires, has been ordered for this incident. Currently, the fire appears to be moving in an easterly direction. As a precautionary measure, the Bridger-Teton is ordering the evacuation of two peripheral camps associated with the Rainbow Family Gathering. The annual Rainbow Gathering was held in the Dutch Joe area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest last week. Some of the camps associated with the Rainbow Gathering have not been vacated that was held in that vicinity of the Forest.

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