Snake Fire

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Snake Fire

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Approximate Location

41.04 latitude, -107.097 longitude

Incident Overview

The Snake Fire was reported on Saturday evening, September 10, at approximately 4:00 p.m. It is burning in mixed conifer and aspen, with some dead component. However, the amount of beetle-killed timber is not as large as the Broadway and Beaver Creek Fires to the east.

The overall approach on the Snake Fire will be the same as the Beaver Creek and Broadway Fires, with full suppression as the ultimate goal, engaging the fire where there is the best probability of success, and protecting resources at risk. This suppression strategy provides for both firefighter safety and the protection of life and property.

The cause of the Snake Fire is under investigation by USFS Law Enforcement. Anyone with potentially useful information from the weekend in the area just east of Forest Road 851.1F should contact USFS Officer Hannah Nadeau, 307-343-2335.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused
Date of OriginSaturday September 10th, 2016 approx. 04:00 PM
Location18 Miles SW of Encampment
Incident CommanderBrush Creek/Hayden Ranger District

Current Situation

Size2,565 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Significant Events





Planned Actions

Patrol existing line and monitor unburned areas outside perimeter for spots.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal fire activity.

24 hours: Minimal fire activity.

48 hours: Minimal fire activity.

72 hours: Minimal fire activity.


2565 ACRES on Medicine Bow National Forest (WY-MBF)

Unit Information

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Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Laramie, WY 82070

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