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
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
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.
Fire in monitor status. 12,693 acres. Caused by lightning.
CENTRAL FIRE – Yellowstone National Park. A remote area, approximately 7 mi W of
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
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
(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%
contained. 192 Personnel. Min, creeping and smoldering. Possible increased fire activity as temps increase. Cause unknown.
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