Forest visitors in the Blackrock area detected this abandoned campfire while it was still in the smoldering phase on August 12th. The campfire was not completely extinguished and started to creep and burn into the roots of the adjacent fir trees. With the predicted red flag warnings and forecasted high wind speeds, this fire did have the potential to develop into a larger fire requiring more firefighter support, air resources, tax payers money and even threaten the Lodge located less than 1/4 mile away and to the east. This was the 171st campfire found on the forest this season. The Bridger Teton National Forest did implement a forest wide fire restriction order the following day in most areas. Visit the front page of this website to learn more about fire restrictions.

Four Mile Road, Blackrock Ranger District, BTNF
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