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LHC Fire Winding Down

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Efforts continue building lines on the southern end of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire today with that fire now being declared 82% contained.  There has been no increase in the fire’s perimeter since the weekend.  Currently, the firfighting  force has been reduced to 473 people and … Continue Reading

Bear Family Of Four Relocated From Teton County

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A female grizzly and her three cubs were relocated last Friday after they had caused problems at a hunting camp in the Buffalo Valley area northeast of Moran.  Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke says the sow was a known, tagged animal but … Continue Reading

LHC Fire Quelled

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Weather conditions have led to less activity but more smoke on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire which has not grown from the 3,373 acres measured two days ago.  Currently, the firefighting force has been reduced to 574 people as resources are being sent … Continue Reading

Refuge Irrigation System Aids Firefight

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During the course of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire, the National Elk Refuge has hosted the helibase for refilling the aerial units with retardant and water.  Its proximity to the fire already made it a prime location, but the newly-installed irrigation system … Continue Reading

Fire Restrictions Remain

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It should go without saying, but just to be sure, Bridger Teton National Forest is reminding the public – including hunters coming into the area – that fire restrictions remain in place on all public lands.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that this means … Continue Reading

Optimism Dominates Fire Lines

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Secure fire lines and a shift to cooler weather have led to a relaxation of defense modes that have been in place for the last week in the southeast corner of Jackson.  The hose and pumps that were laid out in Jackson are being removed by crews today. Additionally, … Continue Reading

Minor Growth Noted On LHC Fire

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The Little Horsethief Canyon Fire grew by 20 acres Sunday, now involving an estimated 3,373 acres which officials say are 57% contained.  Hand crews yesterday patrolled and continued their direct attack on the northeastern flank of the fire with aerial support.  While smoke filled the valley Saturday night and Sunday morning, officials say it originated from … Continue Reading

Firefighters Face Wildlife Challenges

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Fighting a wildfire carries with it a variety of risks – and in the forests of the Greater Yellowstone region, you can add wildlife to those risks.  Incident Commander Chris Ourada says that topic is discussed repeatedly with crews fighting the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire.  He says of particular concern are … Continue Reading

Work Continues Sunday Near Game Creek

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Work continues today securing a perimeter around the Little Horsthief Canyon Fire with a particular focus today on completing structure protection in the Game Creek area.  These measures have already included setting up a pump and sprinkler system to compliment bulldozer and hand lines along the southern perimeter of the fire.  Afternoon breezes have been causing increased fire activity in some unburned pockets within the fire lines.  Once again, there are 669 people working the fire augmented by nine helicopters, 46 engines, three bulldozers and several air tankers.  To date, $4.7-million dollars has been spent on suppressing this fire.

Crews Hold The Lines On The LHC Fire

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In spite of increased winds and single-digit humidity in the afternoon, fire activity on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire was limited to some torching within the perimeter of the fire and minimal spotting; and very little smoke was visible from Jackson. With help from the helicopters, hand crews held existing fire lines on Saturday while also creating additional line on the southern perimeter. Turbulent winds on the lower west flank forced crews to … Continue Reading

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