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Shale Creek

Unit Information

Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Jackson, WY 83001

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Incident Contact

Kemmerer Ranger District
Phone: 307-828-5100
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The progression map of the Shale Creek Fire as mapped by the GIS specialist from taking command to July 26.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Shale Creek Fire has been burning in remote and rugged terrain east of Hams Fork River. The fire reached 80% containment by the evening of July 26.

Wyoming Team 2 will transfer command to a Type 4 team from the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the morning of July 28. A helitack crew and a wildland fire module will be on the fire starting on July 28.

The closure order for the Shale Creek Fire, including some access trails and forest roads, remains in effect as remaining firefighters continue monitoring, suppression, and rehab.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 16th, 2021 approx. 02:00 PM
Incident CommanderKemmerer Ranger District
Coordinates42.236 latitude, -110.606 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size189 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday July 30th, 2021 approx. 04:30 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory); Light Logging Slash; Brush (2 Feet).


Fire currently burning in mixed conifer and heavy dead and down. Fire burning in footprint of 2000 Fontenelle fire. Spotting into sage and timber fuels.

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping, smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue securing line and seeking areas of heat interior to the fire perimeter.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal activity expected with increase in monsoonal moisture over the fire area. Thunderstorms are predicted to provide widespread rainfall.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Persistent drought in the fire area. Potential thunderstorm development with associated erratic winds. Predicted increase in monsoonal moisture across the fire area.