Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Jackson, WY 83001
Area Closure In Effect in Wyoming Range
Afton, WY– The Bridger-Teton National Forest has issued an emergency area closure for the Marten Creek Fire burning in the Marten Creek drainage off the Greys River Road.
The closure states,“The western boundary of the closure is approximately three miles west of the Greys River Road, beginning at the intersection of the McDougal Gap Road (10125) extending south to the beginning of the Spring Creek Road (10242). The Northern limit follows the McDougal Gap Road until it intersects the 10342A road at Foster Meadows. The 10342A and 10046 roads provide the eastern edge extending almost to the Middle Piney Summer Homes. The southern boundary of the closure begins approximately three miles west of the Greys river road and Spring Creek drainage and extends east following the 060 and 061 trails.”
Red flag fire warnings, including high winds, aligned with the local topography have significantly increased fire behavior over the last two days. The fire is estimated to be approximately 5,700 acres.
The primary objective for the incident is public and firefighter safety. This evening, a type 2 incident management team will begin transitioning with the local type 3 team that is currently managing the fire in conjunction with the Greys River and Big Piney Ranger Districts. The Marten Creek Fire was human caused and is currently under investigation.
Fire danger on the Bridger Teton National Forest is very high. For additional fire information and maps visit www.tetonfires.com orhttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ incident/6214/, or contact the Greys River Ranger District at (307)886-5300 or Big Piney Ranger District at (307)276-5800.