On the evening of July 13th visitors reported an illegal bonfire just off the Signal Mt Rd. Ranger contacted the visitors, provided education and initially suppressed the fire. WY-GTP Engine-301 responded the following morning to mop-up the fire and rehabilitate the scene.
Lightning caused fire, called out on 7/27
Personnel responded to this human caused fire in the Hiker-Biker loop of the Colter Bay campground on the evening of July 3rd.
The Flat Creek 2 fire, located in the Flat Creek Drainage, 7 miles north of Jackson, was reported to Teton Interagency Dispatch Saturday afternoon June 27. Two Interagency Helitack firefighters responded and controlled the tenth acre fire.
The fire was determined to be human-caused, the result of an abandoned campfire.
Illegal slash pile burning.
This fire is currently under investigation. Local outfitter and hunting guides called the smoke report and location into Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch on 10/16. Soon after, Teton Interagency Fire Module responded to the area and located the 1/2 acre fire torching near the Green Mountain and McMichael Draw areas close to the South Fork of Spread Creek. The fire appears to have been smoldering for several days before detection and any information on the fire's cause can be shared to 307-739-5424
Just off the trail in the Wolf Creek drainage, a new fire has been found. The fire was left by a careless visitor to the area. It is not expectable to start a warming fire and assume the weather will take care of putting the fire out. Everybody who starts a fire must take the responsibility to put the fire out! Use water, stir and feel the burning materials to make sure the fire is cold to the touch. This small 30x30 fire was found smoldering on the morning of 9/27 and will be suppressed.
Helicopter 35HX responded to a smoke report and located this .10 acre fire September 26th. The fire is smoldering and creeping in grass and sage. Cause of fire is unknown at this time. Location of this fire is in the South Crow Creek drainage adjacent to trail 044 on Greys River Ranger District.
One of too many new fire starts in front of the Elk Hunting season. This very small warming fire was left to burn on the north fork of the Mosquito Creek drainage. Two engine operators hiked into the fire to suppress the smoldering debris. The fire will be called out before firefighters leave the area.
If anyone has information on any of the new fires found in the Teton Fire response area, please call the Forest Service at 307-739-5400.
This small fire was detected while the Interagency helicopter was responding to a smoke report on the Greys River District. No lightning has been detected in the area and fire investigators are looking into the fire cause. Less than 10'x10' the fire is burning along a ridge line in the Colburn Creek drainage. Two firefighters are suppressing the fire and will call the fire out before they leave the fire area.