"Teton Interagency Firefighters are monitoring a lightning-ignited fire about three miles west of the northwest shore of Jackson Lake and about six miles south of the Grassy Lake Road in the park. Smoke is visible from the east side of Jackson Lake, including US Highway 89. No closures are currently in effect, but backcountry visitors to the area should remain alert for changing fire conditions."Last week Teton Interagency fire managers announced that the fire danger rating was increased to Very High for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Teton Interagency Dispatch Area. The National Park has also reported smoky conditions from two other nearby wildfires. Due to conducive weather conditions, those fires continue to grow. Here's an update on those fires:
* 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 11th, and is currently active in thick timber. This fire has now burned more than 12,000 acres. There are 766 firefighting personnel on the scene. As of yesterday morning, there was 0% containment. Numerous evacuations and road closures in the area are currently in effect. Hikers should note that the Continental Divide Trail is still 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.