Teton Interagency Fire managers have begun fall pile burning. Piles are located throughout the Park and Forest. These piles are generally the result of forest thinning or fuels reduction projects. Smoke will be visible in the vicinity of piles for a short duration. More Information, List of potential locations
In the Jackson and the Blackrock Ranger Districts of the Bridger Teton National Forest, smoke will be visible as firefighters burn piles in the Snow King and Turpin Summer Homes areas during the week of October 21st. For more information, please call 307-739-5424.
Teton Interagency fire managers will conduct prescribed fires this fall, if weather conditions are favorable. For each prescribed fire, managers work with other resource specialists to plan and write a specific prescription that includes parameters for wind speed and direction, smoke dispersal, relative humidity, fuel moisture for live and dead burnable vegetation, and more. These plans also define the types and number of resources needed to safely conduct each burn and support contingency plans. See more information on the prescribed fire page.
Warming fires are responsible for many human caused fires that occur during the fall.