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Fire Starts Near Hoback Junction, Danger Rating Elevated

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest has responded to a fire that was discovered around 3:00 pm yesterday approximately 6-miles southeast of Hoback Junction. The fire, located on Beaver Mountain, was reported by a passing motorist and fire personnel confirmed the location late Mondayafternoon. The cause of the fire is still undetermined until fire investigators can begin examining the area. Forest spokesperson Mary Cernicek says fire managers will determine today if the fire is to be suppressed or managed for its resource benefits. In the meantime, Cernicek says the fire start is clear indication that the fire danger on the forest is increasing as fuels are drying out. Due to current conditions around the forest, Cernicek says the fire rating is being elevated to “moderate” which means fires can start, but usually firefighters will have a pretty good chance of bringing them under control. While this is the first fire on the Bridger-Teton this season, Forest officials have responded to multiple abandoned campfires this month. Visitors to the forest are reminded that campfires must be completely extinguished and cool to the touch before leaving the area.

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