Home » Bridger Teton National Forest »Lincoln County »State of Wyoming »Sublette County » Currently Reading:

Fontenelle Fire Fighting Efforts Expand

Fontenelle 07-02

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 bya lot of equipment.  Hampton says that equipment includes six helicopters, several single-engine air tankers, 28 wildland fire engines, two bulldozers and several water tenders.  Hampton points out that since the fire is a fast mover, it doesn’t burn all the areas in moves through completely; so the 55,944 acres involved has been burning as a mosaic.  In the areas where the fuel has been burned completely, it will take many years to come back in its entirety, but those area where there has only been the understory that burned, he says will have grasses back next year and there will be animals back in those areas grazing. Hampton says today’s objectives involve constructing lines along the southern perimeter of the fire working around both the left and right flanks of the fire.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin