Pole Creek Fire Update 8/17/17
Pole Creek Fire Update 8/17/17 Contact Fire Information: 208-859-2682 Hours: 7a.m. - 7 p.m. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BridgerTetonNF/ InciWeb:... more
The Pole Creek Fire was discovered August 4, burning on the Kemmerer Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. This fire is located 25-miles northwest of Kemmerer, WY in the Hams Fork drainage.
An Emergency Area Closure is in effect at this time to provide for public and firefighter safety.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 04th, 2017 approx. 01:15 PM|
|Location||25 miles northwest of Kemmerer, WY and 28 miles southeast of Afton, WY.|
|Incident Commander||Ron Bollier|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||35%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 09th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Heavy timber with grass understory.
Fire behavior is minimal. Fire has been creeping and smoldering with occasional isolated tree torching within the interior
Continuing to keep fire from advancing towards values a risk.
|Projected Incident Activity|
The fire has moderate to low growth potential. Ridge-top wind gusts could provoke fire growth to the southeast.
An emergency area closure is still in effect to allow firefighting resources to safely perform their job and provide for public safety. The closure includes all roads and trails as well as adjacent forest service lands from the southern boundary of the Bridger-Teton NF to just north of the fire perimeter.
Mostly sunny skies are expected during the day and clear at night.