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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 10th, 2016 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Location||18 Miles SW of Encampment|
|Incident Commander||Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Timber (Grass and Understory)
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)