More Fire Updates: August 22
Jim Creek Fire, Horse Creek Fire
August 22, 2006
Jim Creek Fire: Resource Benefit Fire
The Jim Creek fire grew by a little more than 150 acres in recent days. This fire was started by lightning on June 26th. It is located on the Pinedale Ranger District approximately 24 miles north of Pinedale on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. It is visible east of The Place and approximately five miles north of New Fork Lakes. It is burning within the Bridger Wilderness and is being allowed to burn to benefit resources in that area.
Current size is 2,207 acres. There are 12 fire personnel assigned to this fire, with an additional 20-man crew expected to arrive on Wednesday. The fire is burning in an area where such natural fires are permissible, both in and out of the wilderness.
Closures: The Jim Creek drainage is closed starting at Forest Road 710.
For more information about this fire, contact Nan Stinson, Public Information Officer,
Jim Creek Fire, Bridger-Teton National Forest, 307-367-5713.
On info the web: www.inciweb.org/incident/299/
Horse Creek Fire: Wildfire
The Horse Creek fire was started by lightning on Thursday, August 17. The fire is located two miles inside the Gros Ventre Wilderness in the Little Horse Creek drainage. It is six miles northeast of Hoback Junction on the Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The fire is burning in heavy dead and down fuels of old spruce and conifer and is located in very steep terrain.
No structures or private properties are threatened. There has been little change in the fire size over the last few days. Firefighters are holding the southeast flank of the fire and have been able to suppress spots with the help of a local helicopter. To help minimize impact within the wilderness boundary, fire managers are using Forest Service mule trains to deliver food and supplies to firefighters.
There are no trail or trail closures have been initiated at this time for the Horse Creek fire.
For more information on this fire, contact Lesley Williams, 307-39-5424.
More information is available for this fire on the web at: www.inciweb.org/incident/425/