Temporary Closure in effect for New Fork Lakes Fire
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
August 5, 2008
Pinedale, Wyo. – The Bridger-Teton National Forest has issued a temporary area closure in the area around the New Fork Lakes fire to provide for public and firefighter safety during the incident. The New Fork Lakes fire was discovered on July 29 approximately 19 miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming. Fire investigators determined that the blaze was caused by a campfire. Officials are still investigating the incident and gathering more information about the conditions surrounding the campfire.
The fire has burned approximately 11,585 acres. Firefighters are flying over the fire this morning to map the area and gather a more accurate accounting of the acreage involved in the fire.
All roads and trails are closed in the closure area. The New fork Lakes and Willow Lake campground remain open. Most of the southern and eastern shores of New Fork Lakes is closed, as is the north, east, and south shore of Willow Lake, and the northernmost shore of Fremont Lake. For a detailed map depicting the closure area, visit www.inciweb.org or the Pinedale Ranger District office.
Click on this link for a printable PDF of the area Closure Map (1.3 MB)