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Packer Creek Fire Burning on BTNF

Packer Fire (Bridger Teton National Forest)

The Packer Creek Fire is burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest approximately 22-miles north of Daniel Junction, Wyoming.

The fire was reported on Friday, August 2 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Spokeswoman Mary Cernicek says the fire is burning in continuous timber on the Pinedale Ranger District of the Forest. As of 4:00p.m., the fire had grown to nearly 40 – acres. No roads or trails that have been closed as a result of this fire. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

While the Teton Interagency Area is currently rated as being in Moderate Fire Danger, warm, dry afternoons, and increased wind speeds can create favorable conditions for active fire spread.

Additional resources for the Packer Creek Fire include support from Sublette County fire department, a Type 3 helicopter, and a Type 1 helicopter, as well as a few fire engines.

 

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