Members of the public reported discovering an abandoned fire in the Bridger Wilderness area near Hobbs Lake earlier this week. They proceeded to scratch a containment line around the fire when it flared up. The fire was described to be approximately 6 feet by 6 feet in diameter burning in grass, duff, and small brush near a boulder between Hobbs lake and a smaller un-named lake.
The party recruited nearby campers to aid in the suppression effort. One of these individuals was a Bureau of Land Management wildland firefighter who helped direct the group.
We would like to thank all of those folks for stepping up to clean up after the irresponsible visitors who left their fire burning. It really does not take much for an abandoned campfire to turn in to a wildfire.