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Large wildfires August 24. Photo by
Large wildfires August 24
NASA Modis fire report Aug 24 2016 Large wildfires Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - graphic by

Smoke August 24, 2016. Photo by National Weather Service - Riverton, Wyoming.
Smoke August 24, 2016
Graphic courtesy Riverton, Wyoming office National Weather Service.
Where is all the smoke coming from?
by Pinedale Online!
August 24, 2016

The Upper Green River Valley woke up to a lot of smoke in the air on Wednesday morning, August 24th. There are multiple wildfires burning to the west and north causing smokey skies. Fire danger is rated Very High on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and campfires are only allowed in designated campgrounds.

The Berry Fire has now burned from Grand Teton National Park onto the Bridger-Teton National Forest north of Moran. Due to high fire danger, there is no access to Flagg Ranch and the southern entrance of Yellowstone National Park. US Highway 89/191/287 in Grand Teton National Park is closed at Leeks Marina on the south, and at the South Gate of Yellowstone National Park on the north, effectively closing access to Flagg Ranch/Headwaters Lodge, Grassy Lake Road (from Ashton, ID), and the south entrance to Yellowstone. The road is closed due to fire danger along the road, and will re-open when fire danger is reduced and hazardous trees removed.

The Headwaters at Flagg Ranch, Sheffield Campground, and Lizard Creek Campground are closed. For Flagg Ranch Alternate Accommodations call 1-800-443-2331. For trail closures, contact Backcountry Information at 307-739-3602.

Berry Fire Aug 22, 2016. Photo by
Berry Fire Aug 22, 2016
Map courtesy Grand Teton National Park -
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