Pole Creek Fire

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Pole Creek Fire Update 8/17/17
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INCIDENT UPDATED 8 MIN. AGO

Approximate Location

42.185 latitude, -110.714 longitude

Incident Overview

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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.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginFriday August 04th, 2017 approx. 01:15 PM
Location25 miles northwest of Kemmerer, WY and 28 miles southeast of Afton, WY.
Incident CommanderRon Bollier

Current Situation

Total Personnel361
Size3,030 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained35%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 09th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Heavy timber with grass understory.

Significant Events

Fire behavior is minimal. Fire has been creeping and smoldering with occasional isolated tree torching within the interior

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Mostly sunny skies are expected during the day and clear at night.

Unit Information

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Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wyoming
PO Box 1888
Jackson, WY 83001
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Incident Contacts

Ronda Bishop
Phone: 208-859-2682
Hours: Mon-Sun 7 am -7 pm

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