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Bomber Lake Fire

Unit Information

Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
808 Meadow Lane Avenue
Cody, WY 82414

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 307-250-0148

Highlighted Activity

08/29/2019 Bomber Lake Fire update
DUBOIS, WY—August 29, 2019— Following a low-level flight over the Bomber Lake Fire late yesterday afternoon, the fire is estimated at 20 acres, which is smaller than originally reported. It has..
News - 08/29/2019
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The Bomber Lake Fire was discovered on the afternoon of August 28, 2019 by an aerial resource attempting to verify a report of smoke. The initial report of the fire was approximately 40-50 acres in size but was later determined to be 20 acres; it is located in rugged terrain 13 miles south of Dubois. It has been confirmed that this fire was caused by a lightning strike from a storm passing through the area on August 23rd. The safety of any public in the back country is the primary concern of fire managers.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 28th, 2019 approx. 01:15 PM
Location13 miles south of Dubois, Wyoming
Incident CommanderBrandon Bonenberger
Coordinates43.34 latitude, -109.629 longitude

Current Situation

Size70 Acres


Planned Actions

Due to steep, rugged terrain and the low probability of the fire leaving the current location, fire managers will monitor the fire using a combination of aerial platforms, lookout observations, and a remote camera that will view the fire from a distance.


Managers will continue to allow this fire to play its natural role within the Fitzpatrick Wilderness.