Lava Mountain Fire

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Lava Mountain Fire

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Approximate Location

43.642 latitude, -109.968 longitude

Incident Overview

Lava Mountain Fire road closure map, 8/15/16

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Lava Mountain Fire is a lightning caused fire that started on July 11, 2016. It is located northwest of Dubois, Wyoming on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest.

Forest Road 538 and Motorized Trail 15, plus the Continental Divide Trail remain closed. Other roads and trails in and around the burned area are now open. The Continental Divide Trail is rerouted around the fire.

As of August 18, 2016, 39 personnel remain on the Lava Mountain Fire with Rocky McWilliams as the Type 4 Incident Commander.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 11th, 2016 approx. 11:00 PM
Location20 miles northwest of Dubois, WY

Current Situation

Size14,644 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber and heavy logging slash. Extremely high fuel loading with standing dead and down lodgepole pine and spruce of 50+ tons per acre. Open areas containing short grass and light brush.

Significant Events

Fire has received significant moisture (rain and snow) over the last few weeks. All roads and trails are open.

Unit Information

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Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Cody, WY 82414

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