8/6-This is the second fire reported after a storm passing through the Jackson District area on 8/5. Similar to the Turpin fire, this fire is small, located in heavy timber, smoldering and creeping with low spread potential due to the moisture received during the storms. The fire will be staffed with local agency firefighters and will be under complete suppression fire response. 

8/7- Firefighters will return to this area today via helicopter once the cloud cover lifts. Several carcasses believed to be from bear activity in the area have been detected and the area was deemed unsafe for the two firefighters upon initial attack. Delivering the firefighters to the fire by helicopter will allow for reconnaissance of the area and the noise from the rotor wash will scare off any possible predators in the area. While fighting fire in the Greater Yellowstone Area, firefighters always carry bear spray, practice food storage principles, and remain vigilant in bear county. Bears are just another hazard fire crews keep in the forefront of their minds for fire situation awareness.

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Sheep Mountain, Jackson Ranger District, BTNF
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