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Fire Fighting Winding Down

Fontenelle Black Line

Portions of the Fontenelle Fire on the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Big Piney have been put into patrol status now and fire personnel are beginning to mop-up some of the control lines.  However, containment efforts continue on the west flank of the fire as the fire continues its moderated behavior thanks to thecurrent weather pattern with cooler temperatures and afternoon cloud cover.  At this time, the fire remains slightly more than 64-thousand acres in size and personnel on the fire have been reduced by 42 individuals.  Meanwhile, only 6 people continue to man the Bear Cub Fire in the Teton Wilderness, taking the role of monitoring the 62-hundred acre fire.  Fire officials report that the area ahead of the fire on its eastern side is made of natural fire breaks such as cliffs and rock bluffs, and some snow also lingers at the highest elevations.

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