Cliff Creek Fire update Sunday, July 24, 2016
by Cliff Creek Fire Information
July 24, 2016
Contact Fire Information: 844-708-7666, Hours: 7a.m. - 7p.m.
The contact number for the fire changed this morning. Please note new number.
Date of Detection: July 17, 2016
Current Size: 16,325 acres
Location: 5 Miles North of Bondurant Wyoming
Legal Description: 43 x 14 x 21 Latitude, 110 x 29 x 28 Longitude
Resources on Fire: There are currently 633 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:
Type 1 Helicopters (heavy): 4
Type 2 Helicopters (med): 1
Type 3 Helicopters (light): 3
US 191 is now open. For the safety of the firefighters and highway travelers, no passing is allowed in passing zones within the fire area and no stopping along the roadway or parking in pullouts is allowed within the fire area.
The Cliff Creek fire was discovered on the Bridger-Teton National Forest at 2:30pm on Sunday, July 17, approximately 5 miles north of the town of Bondurant Wyoming.
Containment is at 10%.
Great Basin Incident Command Team 7 has been brought it to manage the fire.
The fire is being actively suppressed with a mixture of ground crews and aerial resources. Where fire is moving towards and into the Gros Ventre Wilderness and the wilderness study area, fire will be permitted to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the wilderness.
Fire objectives include keeping the fire south and east of the Granite Creek Drainage bottom and north of Dell and Jack Creek.
Teton County Emergency Management issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Granite Creek area including Granite Campground, Granite Hot Springs, Jack Pine Summer Homes, and the Safari Club.
The evacuations for the community of Bondurant have been lifted. All homeowners can return to their homes.
Visitors who plan to visit the North Fork Fisherman Creek, please drive slow as the Incident Command Post (ICP) is located just off of the highway up this drainage. Please ensure you dont set up a dispersed camp where firefighters have set up sleeping quarters.
For more information on the Cliff Creek Fire, visit Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch at http://www.TetonFires.com and the InciWeb page, http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4865/.
For related evacuation information, visit Teton County Emergency Management at http://www.tetonwyo.org/em/ and Facebook pages updated by Sublette County Emergency Management at https://www.facebook.com/Sublette-County-Emergency-Management-579372758805868/?fref=nf and Bridger Teton National Forest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BridgerTetonNF/
Photos courtesy Cliff Creek Fire and Bridger-Teton National Forest