Several fires are burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Fire officials are considering the weather, available resources, predicted fire behavior and the fuel conditions for each of the wildfires to determine management actions.
The Martin Fire was discovered today, Sunday, September 16, on the Greys River Ranger District sourth of Corral Creek. The fire is estimated to be approximately 200-300 acres and is being driven by the wind. Fire personnel are evacuating campers from the area and a Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered.
The Spider Fire is located on the Pinedale Ranger District in the Bridger Wilderness area. It is approximately two acres and was reported on Saturday, September 15, near Bald Mountain Basin burning in timber and grass. Fire is smoldering and creeping.
The Roosevelt fire is burning on the Big Piney Ranger District south of Bondurant, Wyoming and was reported Saturday, September 15. The fire is burning in heavy timber and steep rugged terrain. It is located three miles west of the Upper Hoback Trailhead near Roosevelt Meadows. The fire is estimated at approximately 500 acres, and the cause is unknown. The Upper Hoback River Trail #131 is closed. A Forest Service Emergency Area Closure is being implemented and backcountry hunters are being evacuated from the area. No evacuations are in effect for private property at this time, but residents are urged to be ready in the event evacuations become imminent. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered.
Two male recreationists that were in the area of the Roosevelt Fire had to retreat to water in a creek as the fire very quickly moved in their direction. The men were transported to medical services at St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, and are being transferred to a burn center in Salt Lake City. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
The Lead Creek Fire was reported Friday, September 14, four miles west of Sherman Guard Station on the Big Piney Ranger District. The fire is burning in grass, sage and some timber. The fire is 2/10 of an acre. Fire fighters took suppression actions and the fire is currently controlled.
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