Top Stories July 22, 2016

Cliff Creek Fire Update Highway Open

by Jackson Hole. Media

U.S. Highway 189/191 from Hoback Junction to Daniel is open.

 

The route has been closed most of the week due to the Cliff Creek Fire north of Bondurant.

 

For these and other updates, the Cliff Creek Fire Incident Management Team now has a dedicated phone line for public information. That number is (844) 708-7667.

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Cliff Creek Fire evacuations for homes in Bondurant in Sublette County were lifted yesterday but for residents in Jack Pine Summer Homes and other Granite Creek area fire evacuees, the area remains off limits.

 

According to Interagency fire officials the lightening caused blaze has burned more than 10,000 acres and is 5 percent contained.

 

There are nearly 600 fire personnel working to confine and contain the fire, and to prevent damage to structures.

 

While structure protection crews were creating defensible space, wildland firefighters were also attacking the fire itself via crews on the ground, seven helicopters and two “super scooper” planes, which were dropping water from the air.

 

The Cliff Creek Fire Incident Command team, led by Great Basin Team 7, will hold a third Community Meeting that will take place in Pinedale today at the BOCES Building (old elementary school).

 

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