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Fire Danger Rating Lowered to “High”

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Due to cooler temperatures, shorter days, and recent rainfall, Teton Interagency Fire Officials have lowered the fire danger rating to ‘high” on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge.  Additionally, fire officials utilize a combination of fire models, fuel moisture sampling, and fire activity data to determine the wildland fire danger, and it is evaluated on a weekly basis throughout the fire season.  Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek emphasizes however, that although fire officials are reducing the fire danger, significant moisture is still needed to reduce the potential for new starts and to limit ignitions from becoming larger fires. She says while warm dry weather is creating late season opportunities for recreationalists, it is also prolonging the fire season. High fire danger means all fine fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most sources. It also means unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape. Cernicek says campfires remain a concern for fire officials, who are asking the public to build campfires away from material that easily could ignite, keep the fires small and make sure they are completely out before leaving.

 

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