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Soda Lake

Unit Information

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

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The #SodaLakeFire is burning three miles west of the national forest boundary near South Cottonwood Creek on the Big Piney District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. It was spotted July 27 around 3 pm.

The current size is now estimated at 96 acres with active fire behavior. Crews are pursuing a full-suppression strategy. Great Basin-Nevada Team 2 assumed command on Friday, July 30.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 27th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
LocationBig Piney
Incident CommanderTodd Bates - Great Basin Nevada Team 2
Coordinates42.757 latitude, -110.528 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size97 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Lodgepole and spruce thickets with dense overstory and jackpotted understory

Significant Events

Resources will continue to patrol and mop up the fire area while rehabilitating the constructed fire line.



The temporary special order closure has been rescinded, though some areas around the South Cottonwood Rd may remain temporary closed to allow fire personnel to operate safely.