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Evacuation Advisory Still In Place At Red Top

September 30, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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As of 10:00 am, county officials had not lifted the evacuation advisory in place for residents of Red Top Meadows and said they would continue to evaluate the situation into the afternoon to determine if that advisory can be lifted.  The 30-acre Rock Creek Fire continues to smolder on the Bridger-Teton National Forest about ½ mile south of Red Top Meadows on Munger Mountain. The fire was discovered around … Continue Reading

Fire Mop-Up Resumes in Red Top

September 30, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Interagency Fire

Firefighters will resume mop up operations on the Rock Creek fire, which flared up yesterday. The blaze was reported a little before 5 PM yesterday afternoon and quickly grew to about thirty acres.

Crews and helicopters knocked out the active fire by about 9pm and will reassess the area this morning.

Officials warned residents of Red Top Meadows to remain prepared to evacuate should the fire conditions warrant. No evacuation order is in place.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Fire danger is listed as VERY HIGH.

Evacuation Advisory Remains Through The Night

September 29, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
Forest Fire

An evacuation ADVISORY remains in effect for the Red Top Meadlows subdivision due to the Rock Creek Fire burning just south of the residential area.  The advisory involves those living north from the school bus turnaround and east from South Fall Creek Road.  Those in this area should gather belongings and pets in the event an evacuation becomes necessary.  An update on the situation will be issued in the morning. Meanwhile, fire crews remain on the lines through the night.

Fire Danger Rating Reduced

fire-very high

Teton interagency fire managers lowered the fire danger rating to “Very High” for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Teton County Thursday after moderate rain fell across the area earlier in the week. However, fire officials warn that Western Wyoming is still very dry and unseasonably warm. Hunters and other recreationists need to be aware that … Continue Reading

Forest Fires Still Not Out

September 27, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
fire crew

Even as Jackson Hole has been experiencing cooler, damper weather, fires continue to burn on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  Among them is the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire which is now considered 96% contained and remains at 3373 acres.  To the north, … Continue Reading

State Prepares For Wolf Management

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has begun monitoring wolf populations by capturing and radio-collaring wolves in areas of Wyoming where wolves are designated as trophy game animals.  That area includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and much of Teton County.  Game and Fish Large Carnivore Section Supervisor Mark Bruscino says … Continue Reading

Fire Suppression Winding Down

young firefighters

Suppression efforts on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire continue to dwindle as the fire itself continues to cool.  Currently, 211 individuals aided by two helicopters and four fire engines continue mopping up and completing the last of the fire lines around the 3373 acre fire – which as of Sunday afternoon were 96% contained.  At the same time, … Continue Reading

Post-fire Restoration Begins

September 24, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
fire restoration

Now that the firefight on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire is wrapping up, the focus is turning to rehabilitation of the area.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says everytime there is a wildfire on the forest, particularly in areas where there are steep slopes, a specialized team is … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Declared “Extreme”

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Interagency fire officials on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, in Grand Teton National Park and throughout Teton County have elevated the fire danger rating to extreme due to the lack of precipitation.  Fire officials use several indices when determining fire danger such as … Continue Reading

Hunters Urged To Be Fire Safe

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As hunting season begins throughout Wyoming, officials are sounding emphatic cautions to sportsmen.  The obvious pointers are to observe the fire restrictions in the area being hunted – meaning no open fires are permitted in western Wyoming at this time.  However, Ray Hageman of Wyoming Game and Fish says there are other considerations that may not be immediately thought of.  He says … Continue Reading

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