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Update on Fires Burning in the Bondurant and Upper Green River Drainage of the BTNF

Packer Creek Fire (Bridger Teton National Forest)

The 401 acre Packer Creek Fire, burning in heavy timber and dead and down trees about 22 miles north of Daniel is now 40 percent contained. The lightening caused fire began on August 2nd

BTNF Spokeswoman Mary Cernicek says  resources include:  226 firefighters, 3 Type I Handcrews, 3 Type II Handcrews, 1 Type II Helicopter, 2 Type III Helicopters, 11 Engines, 1 dozer, and 1 water tender. She says the fire is being fully suppressed.  Firefighters are laying down 62,000 feet firehose, securing fireline and mopping up spot fires.  An Emergency Area Closure has been put in place for public and firefighter safety.

Kendall Mountain Fire at 75 acres is burning in high, rocky terrain in the Bridger Wilderness, east of Boulder Basin in the Upper Green River Valley. Cernicek says this fire began on August 1st and smoke is very visible from the fire. The fire is being contained and controlled. Water drops will be done today.

The Green Fire at 540 acres, is located roughly 45 miles from the turn-off of U.S. Highway 191 in the Upper Green River Valley. Spotting and torching is occurring in the Roaring Fork Basin. The fire began Aug. 1st and grew because of wind and warm temperatures.

Cernicek says smokejumpers and Helitack crews, with support of helicopter and fixed wing recon flights, will monitor the fire, identify and implement containment lines, and patrol the fire area to provide for public and firefighter safety. Aircraft are doing water drops on the fire.

 

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