Fire Danger Very High

Western WY — Teton Interagency fire managers announce that the fire danger rating has increased to Very High for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Teton Interagency Dispatch Area.

With exceptionally dry conditions, local residents and visitors alike should practice heightened fire safety at all times.

When determining fire danger ratings, fire officials evaluate several factors such as: the moisture content of grasses, shrubs and trees; projected weather conditions (including temperatures and possible wind events); the ability of fire to spread after ignition; and the availability of fire-fighting resources. A fire danger rating of ‘Very High’ means that fires can start easily, spread quickly and burn intensely.

Recent hot temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions have combined to increase the potential for intense fire activity across the Teton Interagency fire area.

The smallest spark has the potential to cause significant damage, always crush smokes dead out; never leave a campfire unattended; ensure that your vehicle has a properly installed spark arrester that is operational; and, stop and park only in areas clear of vegetation.

Campers are reminded that unattended or abandoned campfires can easily escalate into wildfires; therefore, it is important that all campfires are completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving a site. Campers and day users should have a shovel on hand and a water bucket ready for use. All campfires must be completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving a site.

All recreationalists should be mindful that they could be held liable for suppression costs if their actions contribute to starting a wildfire.

To report a fire or smoke in Bridger-Teton National Forest or Grand Teton National Park, call the Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch Center at 307.739.3630. For more fire information, please visit www.tetonfires.com.

Cliff Creek Fire Update

  • Highway 189/191 is now open. For the safety of the firefighters and highway travelers, no passing is allowed in passing zones within the fire area and no stopping along the roadway or parking in pullouts is allowed within the fire area.
    • The fire is being actively suppressed by Great Basin Incident Command Team 7, working with a mixture of ground crews and aerial resources. Where fire is moving towards and into the Gros Ventre Wilderness and the wilderness study area, fire will be permitted to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the wilderness.
    • Fire objectives include keeping the fire south and east of the Granite Creek Drainage bottom and north of Dell and Jack Creek.
    • Teton County Emergency Management issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Granite Creek area including Granite Campground, Granite Hot Springs, Jack Pine Summer Homes, and the Safari Club.
    • The evacuations for the community of Bondurant have been lifted. All homeowners can return to their homes.
    • Visitors who plan to visit the North Fork Fisherman Creek, please drive slow as the Incident Command Post (ICP) is located just off of the highway up this drainage. Please ensure you don’t set up a dispersed camp where firefighters have set up sleeping quarters. 
  • Contact Cliff Creek Fire Information (new number): 844-708-7666 Hours: 7a.m. - 7 p.m..

For more information on the Cliff Creek Fire, visit the InciWeb page, http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4865/

For related evacuation information, visit Teton County Emergency Management athttp://www.tetonwyo.org/em/ and Facebook pages updated by Sublette County Emergency Management at https://www.facebook.com/Sublette-County-Emergency-Management-579372758805868/?fref=nf and Bridger Teton National Forest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BridgerTetonNF/

AREA CLOSURE MAP - current July 22, 2016

Cliff Creek Fire Area closure map

Wildfires are a regular summer occurrence in Teton Interagency response area. To prepare for a potential wildfire, prepare a Ready-Set-Go plan and follow this 6 P's checklist.

Six P's for Wildfire Evacuation

After the Green Knoll Fire of 2001, Teton County Fire EMS produced the following film to help homeowners identify and create home survival and defensible space. Learning to creating defensible space helps to reduce the risk that fire will spread from the surrounding area to the structure and provides firefighters access and a safer area to defend it from. Teton County Fire Preparedness Video.

This film is sponsored by the Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition

To learn more about "Living with Fire" visit Fire Adaptive Communities.

Report Wildfires: 307-739-3630

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