Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
340 N. Cache
Jackson, WY 83001
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.
The Emergency Road Closure has been terminated as of September 22, 2017.
This site will no longer be updated daily, only as conditions change.
|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||Kemmerer District|
|Coordinates||42.185 latitude, -110.714 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||96%|
Mix of timber, grass, and shrub with heavy dead down components spread throughout planning and incident area. Heavy dead and down under thick sub alpine fir canopy is keeping the fire growth potential relevant.
Minimal fire behavior, smoldering.
Fire will be monitored by the local unit.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Recent precipitation has minimized fire activity. Colder temps and more moisture in the near future will continue to minimize fire behavior.
The emergency road closure has been terminated as of September 22, 2017. Steep, rugged, limited access terrain. Area within and adjacent to fire has high concentration of bug-killed lodge pole pine trees(snags). Roads become slippery and at times impassable following heavy rains. Limited ground extraction opportunities available if injury occurs.
Precipitation over the fire today, 10/5. Possibility of gusty winds in the next few days. More precipitation in the forecast.