Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Jackson, WY 83001
Pole Creek Fire Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Date of Detection: August 4, 2017 Current Size: 3504 acres Cause: Human Caused Containment: 55% Resources on Fire: 88 personnel including: 1 crew, 1 helicopter (light) 6 engines
FIRE UPDATE – Firefighters continue to manage the Pole Creek Fire, reinforcing and advancing containment lines where possible while monitoring hot spots in inaccessible areas. Helicopters are used to cool these areas when safe and effective. Managers have prioritized containment lines that steer the fire away from structures and other areas of value. Tuesday and Wednesday were transition days for the managers of the fire. The Southern and Western Wyoming Incident Management Team 1 (Taylor) took over command from Team 3 (Steffans). Incident Management Teams oversee the firefighting effort while providing logistical support, financial oversight, and planning to support the operation. There is a Forest Area, Road, and Trail Closure in place for the Pole Creek Fire. This closure is for public and firefighter safety. Those spending time near the fire closure area are advised to stay alert to changing conditions. To see the current Closure Area and Map go to the Bridger-Teton National Forest Website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/btnf or www.inciweb.gov Hunters are advised that portions of bear, antelope, deer, elk, and moose hunt areas in the southeast Kemmerer Ranger District fall within the Bridger-Teton National Forest area closure. For more information please visit https://wgfd.wyo.gov or call (307) 875-3223.