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Fontenelle Fire Fighting Efforts Expand

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Lighter winds yesterday enabled fire crews on the Fontenelle Fire to make more progress on the fire lines.  Fire Information Officer Brandon Hampton says the crews have now established a line around about 8% of the fire.  He says there are currently 682 people assigned to the fire, supported by … Continue Reading

Heavy Tankers Join Fire Fight

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The Fontenelle Fire located 17 miles from Big Piney experienced active burning yesterday with a plume of smoke clearly visible throughout much of western Wyoming.  Fire Information Officer Jason Curry says firefighters estimate the blaze grew by about 2000 acres to the north and now encompasses 47,478 acres. Curry says the fire pushed toward … Continue Reading

Fire Officials Plan Community Meetings Monday

Fontenelle Fire

The Fontenelle Fire, 17 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming, was estimated to have grown to 45,009 acres by Sunday morning and continued to burn in heavy dead timber as well as areas of grass and sage in lower elevations.  Fire Information Officer Brandon Hampton says the fire … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Now 37,041 Acres

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Information regarding the Fontenelle Fire 17 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming Saturday morning indicated the fire had grown to 37,041and continues to burn in heave, dead timber.  Fire Information Officer Brandon Hampton says the fire had progressed … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Now 28,579 Acres

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Active burning on the 28,579-acre Fontenelle Fire on the southern end of Bridger Teton National Forest put up a plume of smoke clearly visible from the town of Jackson, and led to a significant run to the north.  Fire Information Officer Brandon Hampton says the run began … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Fire Restrictions Coming

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Teton Interagency Fire Mangers became the latest in Wyoming to announce fire restrictions due to the continued drying conditions on the forest, in Grand Teton National Park and around the county.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the images we have seen from elsewhere … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Now 25,000 Acres

June 28, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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A Type 2 team has taken over control of the efforts to contain the 25,000- acre Fontenelle Fire southwest of LaBarge which continues to be fueled by dead and down beetle-killed trees and driven by strong winds.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the fire continues … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Revised to 12,000 Acres

June 27, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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The Fontenelle Fire on the southern end of Bridger-Teton National Forest has now surpassed 12,000 acres.  As such, the forest has issued a temporary closure for the La Barge Creek Road and the surrounding area for firefighter and recreationist safety as a result of the Fontenelle Fire. The order is expected to remain in place … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Blows Up

June 26, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Strong winds and hot dry weather have been confounding efforts by firefighters to get a leg up on the Fontenelle Fire 33 miles northwest of La Barge which was first reported Sunday afternoon.  By 2:00, Bridger Teton National Forest officials reported the fire had increased from 300 acres this morning to 9:00 acres.  There are still … Continue Reading

River Flows Decrease Here

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While counties around us are seeking disaster designation for drought, Teton County at the headwaters of the southern Idaho irrigation system is now seeing signs of the season drying out and inflows into Jackson Lake are declining.  With an average rate of less than 1600 cubic feet per second now, the Bureau of Reclamation yesterday … Continue Reading

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