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Fire Danger Elevates to “High” Here

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Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Teton Interagency fire managers have elevated the fire danger rating to “High” for all of Teton County, Wyoming, the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and Grand Teton National Park. Fire officials say the potential for fire activity has increased due to very dry vegetation combined with warm temperatures, low humidity and strong winds. When determining fire danger ratings, fire managers use several indices such as: the moisture content of grasses, shrubs and trees; projected weather conditions – including temperatures and possible wind events; the ability of fire to spread after ignition; and the availability of firefighting resources across the country.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says local residents and visitors need to exercise heightened caution now with their use of open fire. As yet, Cernicek says no fire restrictions have been imposed.  However, she says the 21 abandoned campfires that have required attention in the Park and Forest have been a real cause of concern.  Cernicek says this summer is shaping up to be similar to 2007 when the area saw the fire danger elevated to “high” June 25th and “very high” by July.

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