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Bear Cub Fire Loses Steam

July 10, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming No Comments
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Cooler, damp weather has greatly curtailed the activity on the Bear Cub Fire in the Teton Wilderness which is now estimated to involve 6250 acres with minimal growth.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says fire crews have begun demobilization now are turning its management back to the Forest.  Cernicek says while the fire is not extinguished, it will be entered into “monitor” status.  She says a lot of the pockets of unburned fuel inside the burned perimeter will likely burn periodically during the summer, but where it is located in the Teton Wilderness, it will run out of fuel since it is stuck up against a rocky cliff and just north of an already burned area from last year’s Nowlin Fire.  While the rain and cooler temperatures proved a boon to the firefighting efforts in western Wyoming over the weekend, Cernicek is quick to point out it was not enough to reduce the fire danger.  She says the rains necessary for that to happen would have to be long, soaking rains – the little bit of moisture like we have seen in the past few days is just is not enough.  Fire danger in this area remains “very high” and limited restrictions remain in place including the use of open fire anywhere but improved camping or picnic areas and within a provided metal fire ring.

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