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New Fires In and Around Jackson Hole

Alder Fire

Several fires popped up in and around Jackson Hole yesterday keeping Teton Interagency firefighters busy.  The JDR fire was reported at approximately 4:00 pm. Thursday and is burning 4-miles from Flagg Ranch in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.  There are 3 smoke jumpers and 1 helicopter suppressing the ¼-acre fire as it continues burning north and east toward … Continue Reading

Firefighters Respond To A Wildfire at Red Top Meadows

Rock Creek Fire

Interagency firefighters joined with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS personnel and an interagency helicopter to suppress a fire near Red Top Meadows on south Fall Creek Road, which flared up about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.  The fire was doused before dark. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says the fire … Continue Reading

New Fires Erupt In Yellowstone

Druid Fire

Yellowstone National Park reported two new fire starts in the park’s back country yesterday – believed to be the results of recent lightning strikes.  The Alum Fire is several miles west of Mud Volcano near Mary Lake while the Alder Fire is located on The Promontory at the south end of Yellowstone Lake.  Park officials say … Continue Reading

Berry Hunters May Find Bears Too

Huckleberries

Huckleberries are a special treat in this part of Wyoming, but people aren’t the only ones looking for the wild berries – bears love them, too. Wildlife biologist Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says surprise encounters aren’t good for either party, so berry hunters need to be … Continue Reading

Local Firefighters Head To Fires Elsewhere

fire team

While wildfires in the Greater Yellowstone area have been fairly manageable this year for the most part, that has not been the case elsewhere in the Eastern Great Basin Geographic Area.  That is the fire coordination that encompasses this area as well as other forests and grasslands to the west.  In fact, considering the severity of the fires … Continue Reading

Lightning Fires Burn In Yellowstone

Snake Fire

Cooler, wetter weather has led to reduced fire activity on the Snake Fire located just east of the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Firefighters are still monitoring the fire behavior, and will bring in additional firefighting resources if needed. Crews completed plans for … Continue Reading

Speeding On Forest Roads Brings Concerns

dust

Cars racing down a backwoods dirt road, raising clouds of dust and leaping over berms are exciting to see in episodes of “Dukes of Hazard” or “Smokey and the Bandit,”  but have no place on area forest roads.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says speeding and reckless driving is becoming a problem on a number of forest roads now and poses some real concerns. Cernicek says not only … Continue Reading

Area Fires Moderate

Interagency Fire

There was no significant growth on the Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance Thursday.  25 firefighters aided by one helicopter and one wildland fire engine continue to monitor that fire as it is allowed to burn naturally for its resource benefits.  South of Jackson near the Rim in Sublette County, the Packer Fire is now 65 percent contained at 401 acres.  Both of these fires were caused by lightning strikes last week.

Snake River Fire Growing Steadily

Snake Fire

The Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance has grown in its first couple days.  Aerial reconnaissance and ground observations show a very spotty burn within a 200 acre perimeter. An Incident Command Post has been set up at Grant Village to support firefighting efforts. Firefighters were deployed to … Continue Reading

Snake Fire Size Revised

Snake Fire

The Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance has grown in the last 24 hours.  Aerial reconnaissance and subsequent analysis conducted Tuesday night on the fire show a very spotty burn within a 190 acre perimeter. An Incident Command Post has been set up at Grant Village to support firefighting efforts. Firefighters were deployed to protect … Continue Reading

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