Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Jackson, WY 83001
Kemmerer Ranger District
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 16th, 2021 approx. 02:00 PM|
|Incident Commander||Kemmerer Ranger District|
|Coordinates||42.236 latitude, -110.606 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday July 30th, 2021 approx. 04:30 PM|
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.
Minimal, creeping, smoldering
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.
Persistent drought in the fire area. Potential thunderstorm development with associated erratic winds. Predicted increase in monsoonal moisture across the fire area.