Monday, July 25, 2016

Update on Wildfires near Grand Teton National Park

Last week Teton Interagency fire managers announced that the fire danger rating has increased to Very High for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Teton Interagency Dispatch Area.

Over the weekend Grand Teton National Park reported smoky conditions from two nearby wildfires on their social media outlets. Here's an update on those fires:

* The Cliff Creek Fire was discovered on the Bridger-Teton National Forest at 2:30pm on Sunday, July 17th. It was reported approximately 5 miles north of the town of Bondurant. The lightning ignited fire has now burned over 16,000 acres. Although Highway 191 was closed between Bondurant and Hoback Junction last week, it has since reopened. There are currently 633 personnel on this incident. For more information on this fire, please click here.

* The Lava Mountain Fire is burning northwest of Dubois on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest. This fire was also caused by lighting on July 10th, and is currently active in thick timber. This fire has burned roughly 5488 acres. There are 492 firefighting personnel on the scene. Several areas have been evacuated, and several others are in the pre-evacuation stage. Hikers should note that the Continental Divide Trail is closed from Sheridan Pass to Pilot Knob on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National. For more information on this fire, please click here.

To report a fire or smoke in Bridger-Teton National Forest or Grand Teton National Park, call the Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch Center at 307.739.3630. For more fire information, please visit www.tetonfires.com.



Jeff
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