Fire Danger Low

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Always have water and a shovel if you plan on building a warming or cooking fire. Never leave a smoldering fire unattended thinking it will go out on it's own.

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

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.

Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11, 2014. Everyone knows about the Great Chicago Fire that started Oct. 8, 1871, but did you know it wasn’t the biggest fire that day? The biggest fire distinction goes to the Peshtigo Fire, the most devastating wildfire in American history. The fire, which started on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, roared through Northeast Wisconsin, burned down 16 towns, killed 1,152 people and scorched 1.2 million acres. Find out more information about Fire Prevention Week from the National Fire Protection Association. Visit our Education & Prevention page for additional information.

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Hunters Urged to Use Caution

Warming fires are responsible for many human caused fires that occur during the fall.