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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

Snake Fire Smaller Than First Thought

Snake Fire

Firefighters from Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are joining efforts to suppress a fire that flared up Monday afternoon near the South Entrance of Yellowstone.  The Snake Fire is located three miles east of the entrance station and … Continue Reading

Managed Fires Here Grow

Hardluck Fire

The Hardluck fire north of Togwotee Mountain Pass is now estimated to involve 10,308 acres and continues to be managed for its resource benefits deep in the Washakie Wilderness.  The fire is burning primarily in litter and understory.  Fire monitors there say the outlook for warmer and drier weather along with increased winds is leading them to anticipate active fire growth.  The Moose Fire in Grand Teton National Park’s back country also continues to burn as a managed fire and is now estimated to involve 2½ acres.

Fire Danger Rating Goes High

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Federal and local fire authorities have elevated the fire rating in Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and throughout Teton County now to “high” as hot, dry weather continues.  Grand Teton National Park Fire Communication and Education Specialist Tracy Weaver explains that fire managers in Teton Interagency Fire elevate the fire danger based on several indices; such as … Continue Reading

Senator Enzi Says Sequestration To Be Revisited

Enzi

Hopefully it will be back to the drawing board for sequestration next session.  US Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming says it is time to revisit the implementation of sequestration to accomplish what it was initially intended to do.  Enzi, who was visiting Jackson Hole Sunday and Monday, says while sequestration did cut federal spending, … Continue Reading

Fire Discovered Near Yellowstone’s South Entrance

YNP South Entrance

Yellowstone National Park is reporting a fire that started Monday afternoon about three miles east of the South Entrance.  The Snake Fire is now estimated to be about 40 acres in heavy timber, but little else is known about it.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says a helicopter crew from Grand Teton National Park was dispatched to check out what is there.  The fire is reported to be along the boundary between the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Yellowstone National Park.  Consequently, Firefighting efforts will be jointly managed by the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park.

Lightning Fires Proliferate In Western Wyoming

Packer Creek

Firefighters are continuing their efforts to suppress the Packer Creek Fire about 28 miles north of Pinedale which flared up Friday afternoon as a latent result of a lightning strike earlier in the week.  Currently, more than 120 firefighting personnel are working on the ground, assisted by … Continue Reading

Steamboat Geyser Erupts After 8 Years Quiet

August 2, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park’s has erupted for the first time in more than eight years Wednesday night. The nine-minute blast sent steaming hot water an estimated 200 to 300 feet into the air. Its 7:30 pm eruption drew dozens of surprised onlookers. In the past, it’s gone as long as 50 years without a major event. In 1964, it erupted a record 29 times. The last blast came in 2005.

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