News, Top Stories October 14, 2020

Fire Danger High, Restrictions Relaxed a Bit

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Bridger-Teton National Forest Managers have made the decision to rescind the Stage 1 Fire Restriction Order as of noon Tuesday. However, despite the precipitation received over last weekend, fire danger remains HIGH across much of the forest. Forest users are reminded that while fires are now legal, it is still illegal to leave a fire unattended or abandoned. Across the Teton Interagency Dispatch area there have been 250 unattended or abandoned fires found so far this year, sixty-two in areas where the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions prohibited them completely. Additionally, thirty human caused wildfires required a response from area firefighters and aviation resources, most of those were escaped campfires or warming fires totaling 110 acres to date. Forest users continue to be urged to be diligent about safety when using fires.