September 4, 2013 (NER 13-20)
Recent rains received throughout the Teton Interagency Fire area have given firefighters a much-needed respite from fire activity and resulted in the fire danger dropping to Moderate. The welcome moisture also minimized activity on several
lightning-caused fires in the Teton Interagency Fire area. The following fires are
exhibiting minimal fire behavior; however, Teton Interagency Fire personnel
will continue to actively monitor and patrol these areas as conditions warrant:
Currently no closures are associated with these fires, but
hunters and other visitors are urged to use caution if traveling near any of
these uncontrolled fires or recently burned areas and to be aware of the
associated hazards such as falling snags, active flame, rolling rock/debris,
and hot smoldering stump holes.
The Teton Interagency Fire area, which includes Bridger-Teton
National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, as well as
Lincoln, Sublette, and Teton counties, have dealt with a total of 50 wildland
fires so far this year. Approximately one third of those were human caused.
More than 145 campfires have been
left unattended or abandoned by recreationists.
Fires can still start easily during Moderate fire danger.
Hunters and other forest visitors are reminded not to become complacent with
fire while recreating on public lands. Campfires always need to be cold to the
touch before leaving them.
For additional local fire information, visit the Teton Interagency Fire web page.
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