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Pole Creek Fire Update 8/12/17

Incident: Pole Creek Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/12/2017

Pole Creek Fire Update

August 12, 2017

Date of Detection: August 4, 2017

Current Size: 2898

Location: 25-miles northwest of Kemmerer, WY

Cause: Human Caused

Containment: 20%

Resources on Fire: There are currently 318 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:

CREWS

TYPE 1

HELICOPTERS (HEAVY)

TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS (MED.)

TYPE 3 HELICOPTERS

(LIGHT)

ENGINES

DOZERS

9

1

1

3

8

1

FIRE UPDATE –Yesterday, crews made progress on the containment lines on the west/southwest corner of the fire.

As of 6:00 am today the Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team 7 (Incident Commander Ron Bollier) assumed command and the Incident Command Post is located at the Kemmerer South Lincoln Event Center.

Firefighters will continue to hold and construct containment lines on the west, south and east side of the fire. Structure protection crews will continue to assess structure protection in the Commissary Ridge and Spring Canyon communities. The assessment is to identify locations of structures for future planning. This is to help identify the location of homes in the event the fire was to progress in that direction. There is no immediate threat. We want to be prepared for now, and help you be prepared for the future.

Fire behavior continues to be light due to cooler temperatures and high humidity. The weather is expected to be partly cloudy with possible isolated showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon.

As the weekend begins, remember the Bridger Teton National Forest area closure issued August 7, 2017 remains in effect. Forest users are reminded to be alert for heavy vehicle traffic from firefighters on narrow roads and to stay out of the closure area.

When thunder roars… head indoors!

Unit Information

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Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
PO Box 1888
Jackson, WY 83001
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Kemmerer Ranger District
Phone: 307-828-5100
Hours: M-F 8-430

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