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Another Wildfire

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A second fire has been spotted in the Greys River Ranger District above Star Valley.  Specifically, the fire is located two miles southeast of Cottonwood Lake.  This one is estimated to be about a tenth of an acre and is burning in timber and forest litter.

Two fire personnel are taking suppression action with the aid of helicopter bucket drops.  The cause of this latest fire remains undetermined.  Meanwhile, the Rock Fire ¼ mile west of Swift Creek Lake continues to burn in about ten acres and is being fought by a 20-person crew aided by one helicopter.

Progress Made On North Buffalo Fire

September 5, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Cooler temperatures and a quarter inch of rain enabled firefighters to make significant progress on the North Buffalo Fire north of Moran over the long weekend.   The primary focus and critical area of response was securing the west perimeter of the fire to limit movement west, towards Buffalo Valley.  The crews report that … Continue Reading

Wolves De-listed Effective September 30

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Wyoming population of gray wolves is recovered and no longer warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. Beginning September 30th, wolves in Wyoming will be managed by the state under an approved management plan, as they are in the states of Idaho and Montana.  Listen here to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe as he makes that announcement.

Inversion & Smoke Slow Fire Growth

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The North Buffalo Fire, north of Buffalo Valley near Moran, continued to progress in the Soda Fork and North Buffalo Fork drainages yesterday, but not as quickly as over recent days.  That decrease in fire activity was due to … Continue Reading

New Fires Erupt On Forest

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Interagency fire crews continue to scramble in response to several new fires that have recently popped up on Bridger Teton National Forest.  Mop-up of a 2-acre fire at the head of Dog Creek continue after that fire was contained Sunday – however, a ten-person crew aided by a helicopter are working … Continue Reading

Fire Officials Meet With Buffalo Valley Residents

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Interagency fire officials have announced plans to meet with members of the Buffalo Valley community tonight to provide them with an update on the status of the North Buffalo Fire, outline fire management strategies and answer questions.  The fire, which began Friday … Continue Reading

Preparing In The Urban Interface

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Conditions on the forest are becoming increasingly volatile, raising concerns among local fire officials about the risks to homeowners in the urban interface area.  Jackson Hole Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says now is the time to organize critical items should an evacuation become necessary. Ready-to-go kits should include … Continue Reading

Wildfire Sparks North of Buffalo Valley

North Buffalo

A third fire started Friday in the Teton Wilderness – this one now estimated to be about 4000 acres.    The North Buffalo Fire is located one mile north of the confluence of the Soda Fork and North Fork of the Buffalo River.  Forest officials say the fire is being suppressed, with suppression currently focused on … Continue Reading

Smokey Weekend Due To Idaho Fires

Idaho Fires

Where is all the smoke coming from now?  Wind currents from the west have been picking up smoke from some very large Idaho fires and carrying it into our area.  Currently, about 232-thousand acres near Salmon, Idaho are burning causing evacuations there and threatening structures while another fire involving about 120-thousand acres is burning east of Boise.  While there are other smaller fires in Idaho and Wyoming, most of the smoke appears to be coming from the large complex fires according to the National Weather Service.

(Photo From Salmon-Challis National Forest)

Wyoming Markets Fall Season

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If you look closely, there is a change of season in the air – and the Wyoming Travel Commission is marketing the months to come as well.  Travel Commission Director Dianne Shober says the state is promoting a visit during the cooler months of autumn.  Shober says it appears … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued September 19 at 6:05AM MDT by NWS - September 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM
    THROUGH 9 AM...FOG AND LOW CLOUDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS MUCH OF JACKSON HOLE. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING VISIBILITY DOWN TO A QUARTER OF A MILE IN A FEW LOCATIONS. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN...AND USE LOW BEAMS WHEN FOG IS ENCOUNTERED.

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