Active Wildfires | Wyoming | Sep 17 2016

Thank you for visiting our Wyoming Active Wildfires.  There have been many due to lightning storms passing over the area, especially in Yellowstone National Park.

Here is a recap for Saturday, September 17th:

BERRY FIRE – Grand Teton National Park.  Started 7/25/2016 by Lightning. West of

Picture shows how the fire burned right up to structures in the Flagg Ranch area but firefighters were able to save all structures.

Structures saved at Flagg Ranch on the Berry Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Jackson Lake and East to Huckleberry Mountain. 20,801 acres. Being managed for ecological benefits. Crews remaining hazard trees.

 

BROADWAY FIRE – Medicine Bow National Forest.  11 miles S of Encampment. Cause

Aerial view of the Broadway Fire, Aug. 15

Broadway Fire (Credit: USFS)

unknown. 2120 acres. 10% contained. 33 personnel.  Crews removing downed burned logs. Fire is minimal, smoldering and creeping.

 

BUFFALO FIRE – Yellowstone National Park.  Approximately 3 mi NE of Tower Junction.

Firefighters from the Billings Crew move a burning log away from the fire perimeter of the Buffalo Fire on 9-10-2016

A Billings fire crew removes a downed fire log. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire in monitor status. 12,693 acres. Caused by lightning.

 

CENTRAL FIRE – Yellowstone National Park.  A remote area, approximately 7 mi W of

Central Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Lake developed area and 2 mi S of Hayden Valley. 1442 acres. Caused by lightning.

 

FAWN FIRE – Yellowstone National Park.  Approximately 8 mi W of Mammoth Hot

Active fire buring in timber and short grass.

Fawn Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Springs, 19 mi NE of West Yellowstone, 10 miles SW of Gardiner. 2706 acres. Caused by lightning.

 

MAPLE FIRE – Yellowstone National Park.    1.25 mi NE of West Yellowstone

Controlled Firing Operations on the Maple Fire 9/8

Controlled firing operations on the Maple Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

(Intersection of US HWY 20 & 287), 1.5 mi from Madison Junction. Crews to continuing completing rehab projects in/around the burn area. To also monitor the area. 45,425 acres. 90% contained. 

 

SNAKE FIRE – Medicine Bow NF.  18 miles southwest of Encampment.  2560 acres. 40%

Snake Fire, 9/11/16

Snake Fire (Credit: Tim Downham/USFS)

contained.  192 Personnel.  Min, creeping and smoldering. Possible increased fire activity as temps increase. Cause unknown.

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