Lightning maps and fire cause of determination provided enough evidence for initial attack firefighters to establish the Tepee fire igniting on the morning of August 22nd after a lightning storm tracked over the Gros Ventre area of the Jackson District. Located 1 mile south and west of the main Gros Ventre road, the fire is under a full suppression strategy. The remaining two firefighters will hike off the fire on the afternoon of 25th, once the fire is in controlled status.

A controlled fire is defined as "The completion of control line around a fire, any spot fires therefrom, and any interior islands to be saved; burned out any unburned area adjacent to the fire side of the control lines; and cool down all hot spots that are immediate threats to the control line, until the lines can reasonably be expected to hold under the foreseeable conditions"

Jackson Ranger District, BTNF
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